President's Column

The first of our local spring season trade shows, the Architectural Digest Design Show, was suspended and the disappointment is heavy in our community. Trade events and show houses, among those our beloved Kips Bay Decorator Show House and ICFF, continue to postpone. Our ability to get together, participate in our industry and celebrate our colleagues is at a standstill. New Yorkers have a tendency to soldier on in the face of adversity; however, COVID-19 is creating unprecedented uncertainty. The Manhattan Chapter Council will continue to monitor this situation and look forward to resuming our schedule of events. Our disappointment, while understandable, pales when compared to the hardships

BUILT-IN LINEA SERIES FROM SMEG

SMEG, the Italian appliance manufacturer famed for its classic style and advanced technology, has reimagined its Linea Series with several modern touches, catering to needs of the thoughtful chef who does it all. The Linea Series encompasses new 24- and 30-inch Convection Ovens, a 24-inch Specialty Speed and Combi Steam Oven and a version of the new and reimagined “Classic” Coffee System in the Linea aesthetic. The collection will be offered in a modern Mystic Gray glass finish, and feature innovative touch controls. For the first time in North America, SMEG ovens in the Linea Series will have 4-color TFT controls for optimal usability. All 24-inch oven products, as well as the 30-inch conve

VIGO INTRODUCES MATTE BRUSHED GOLD FINISH

At the forefront of modern design, VIGO continues to manufacture quality kitchen and bath products that go beyond the basics. One of the biggest trends for is bold finishes. Responding to the demand for staple pieces, VIGO is the first to launch its wide selection of shower door finishes to included matte brushed gold.This finish expands to other VIGO bath and kitchen products including kitchen faucets and bathroom faucets. With this expansion, VIGO gives buyers accessibility to marry all their fixtures.

THREE NEW SUITES FROM DACOR

Dacor is introducing full kitchen suites in Contemporary, Professional and Transitional style appliances slated to debut later this year. The Contemporary style, with its clean and defined aesthetics, is dedicated to elevating the cooking and cooling experiences through intuitive integrated technology, sleek screen, mobile app integration and large cooking visibility. These appliances are offered in silver stainless steel, and graphite stainless steel, with cooling and dishwashing also available as panel ready. The Professional style appliances feature a suite of luxury kitchen solutions, created specifically with high-performance cooking for culinary enthusiasts, chefs and large groups in m

ROYAL GREEN'S NEW INTEGRATED BURNER SYSTEMS

Royal Green is excited to announce a new display featuring Pitt Cooking Systems. This patented, CSA-certified burner system is meant to be integrated into a myriad of various countertop materials including natural stone, porcelain, poured concrete and quartz, achieving a modern, monolithic design aesthetic. Handmade in the Netherlands from premium, double-enamel cast iron and brass, these integrated burner systems come with a 5-year warranty. Stop by the 280 Broadway showroom on the corner of Broadway and Reade to see the burners on display.

MONOGRAM @ KBIS – BEST IN SHOW!

KBIS attendees enjoyed a first look at two new luxury appliance collections by Monogram inspired by professional culinary spaces and highlighting precision-engineered details. The Statement Collection and the Minimalist Collection made their debut inside the Monogram booth, which featured custom-curated vignettes imagined and brought to life by renowned designer (and previously a 30 Under 30 Winner) Richard Anuszkiewicz. And the team won Best in Show! ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Richard A2Z, Christina Reed, Kaitlin Murray, GE Appliances, and interior designer TK Wismer.

ECO AWARDS

Inspiring Our Community Through Environmental Leadership The NKBA Manhattan Chapter is pleased to announce this year we will be honoring our sponsors exhibiting best practices for environmental stewardship with our inaugural 2020 ECO Awards. We look to inspire not only our sponsors but also our members to consider as well as reduce their environmental footprints. Please check your email inboxes for submission forms this month. Deadline is September 30, 2020.

Member in the News

Certified Living in Place Professional Barbara S. Roth, of PS Rossy Design, had a project featured in Kitchen & Bath Business (February/March 2020). The article offers a look into designing for accessibility and aging, peering into the processes and thinking behind some of the decision making. Titled "One for the Ages," the story can be found on page 64. Brava, Barbara!

FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING KBIS 2020 Recap

NKBA members who weren't able to be in Las Vegas for KBIS 2020 had the great pleasure of attending the KBIS Recap given by Dawn DeLuca, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS and Living in Place Institute Professional Ambassador, at the February 20 Chapter meeting hosted by Chapter Sponsor Lineadecor. Guests feasted on savory and sweet Turkish delights while Dawn presented a very thorough and inspiring tour of product and trend highlights from the show. Click here to see the photos on Facebook. ABOVE: Arzu Ertas (far left) and the Lineadecor team, with Dawn DeLuca (far right). BELOW: Gerri Klein, NKBA Manager of Member Relations (far right) with staff from the National office.

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