December 12, 2019

It was standing-room only at the November Chapter meeting and Membership Drive at Royal Green Appliances for a timely panel on Appliance Trends & Technologies for 2020. Thanks to Susan Cozzi of Monogram Appliances, award-winning architect Charles R. Schwartzapfel, and the venerable Mitch Weissberg of Royal Green for their insights in the discussion moderated by Molly Miller. Special shout out to Royal Green owner Rob Satran for his generous hospitality and to RG’s Traci Shemonoski as well as to...

November 11, 2019

L to R: Barbara Habermann, John Tudisco, Toni Sabatino, Barbara Kessler, Benoit Laroche, Julie Schuster

In October, the NKBA Manhattan Chapter gathered at the Fisher & Paykel Experience Center in the A&D Building for a conversation around designing for small kitchens. in a room filled with kitchen & bath professionals based in New York City, it was certainly a topic ripe for discussion and a challenge of creativity that we all know very well. 

Barbara Kessler...

October 24, 2019

NKBA Manhattan Chapter members met last month at the Dacor Kitchen Theater, located in the A&D Building, to delve into conversation around the luxury kitchen client. It is certainly no secret that today's affluent consumer's values and ideals are shifting, and we as design industry professionals must be poised and ready to adapt as needed. Attendees were able to garner insights from a study that Dacor produced, in conjunction with Architectural Digest and Conde Nast, so as to examine behaviors...

August 12, 2019

Summer Social Committee, pictured from L to R: Rose Hittmeyer, Andrea Warner, Judy Sheridan, John Tudisco, Michelle Slovak, Benjamin Huntington, Barbara Habermann, Kent Brasloff, Julie Schuster, Benoit Laroche & Dawn DeLuca

New York City's premier design industry association chapters, NKBA, ASID, IFDA, IDS and DLFNY, combined forces to produce a blockbuster summer social last month! The soiree theme was "Flower Power: The Summer of Love" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Tilebar gr...

February 6, 2019

NKBA Manhattan's January Chapter meeting was graciously hosted by Lineadecor at their Flatiron District showroom. The evening included a variety of Mediterranean small plates and an extended conversation with Chef Patricia Clark of All Five Senses, where event attendees had the opportunity to connect culinary functionality, practicality and kitchen design. According to Chef Patricia, "most people need kitchens that function day-in and day-out, and can accommodate flexible needs t...

January 9, 2019

New York City's design industry professionals gathered on December 13 to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the end of 2018. NKBA Manhattan, IFDA New York Chapter, IDS New York City Chapter and DLFNY joined forces at NKBA Manhattan sponsor GROHELIVE! Center to produce this year's winter social theme of "Starry Night, City Lights." A highly anticipated celebration each year, the Winter Social enjoyed a great turnout, with fantastic food, beverages, and fun with colleagues in a beautif...

December 10, 2018

The NKBA Manhattan Chapter membership met at the Miele Experience Center in the A&D Building in mid-November for a special event produced in conjunction with Architectural Digest. Author and renowned interior designer Jay Jeffers was featured with his new book, Be Bold: Bespoke Modern Interiors.

December 10, 2018

NKBA Manhattan members and guests spent the evening at Benjamin Moore's showroom in the New York Design Center at 200 Lexington Ave. for our November Chapter event. The evening included refreshments and CEU program "Creating Healthy Living Environments with Paint Technology" presented by Amy Figueroa. It was an informative presentation that outlined a number of factors to consider when specifying color and finish in a variety of applications, both residential and commercial. If you haven't alre...

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