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...

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...

May 20, 2019

NKBA Manhattan Chapter members met in April at the B/S/H/ Experience & Design Center in the A&D Building for an engaging presentation on the future of Home Connect and technology implementation in the kitchen space.

Presented by Johannes Ochsner, head of connected products and digital services at BSH Home Appliances Group, the presentation looked at the many ways that end users can interact with their appliances from their mobile devices, including status checks on appliance t...

April 30, 2019

NKBA Manhattan Chapter members met last month for a CEU presentation at the Sub-Zero Wolf Cove showroom in the A&D Building. The topic covered was luxury ventilation options, a critical point of functionality when designing kitchens and specifying appliances. Presented by Bianca Olsson, trade representative with Sub-Zero Group, the course discussed the impacts of cooking on indoor air quality, and how those impacts can be mitigated by proper ventilation. The group reviewed what to look for in s...

August 8, 2018

From L to R: Charlotte Barnard, Kent Brasloff, Felicitas Oefelein, Beata Galdi, Toni Sabatino, John Tudisco, Dawn DeLuca, Barbara Haberman, Mimi Levitan. Photography by Kitty Dadi.

NKBA Manhattan Chapter, in conjunction with our sister organizations IDS, IFDA, and DLFNY, combined forces to produce the New York City design industry party of the year, better known as the Summer Social! This year's social theme was "Gotham County Fair," which drew hundreds of trade professionals. Costumes ranged wi...

July 9, 2018

Ryan Fasan, Technical Consultant for Tile of Spain USA, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Toni Sabatino & Rob Satran, Royal Green VP Esq. Photography by Kitty Dadi.

Members and guests met with representatives from seven Spanish tile companies at the new Royal Green Appliance Center as they sipped Spanish wine, beer and tasted tapas provided by Tile of Spain. Many technological advancements in manufacturing and an eclectically-driven consumer have given rise to a plethora of new options for surfac...

April 11, 2018

Johannes Ochsner, Lillian O'Bourke & Douglas Stonecipher of B/S/H/, with NKBA Manhattan Chapter President Toni Sabatino & Programs Chair Dawn DeLuca. Photography by Kitty Dadi.

Johannes Ochsner of BSH Home Appliances led attendees through an insightful presentation on smart appliances and the multitude of features they stand to offer the user at our April Chapter Meeting at the B/S/H/ Design & Experience Center in the A&D Building. From diagnostics to modern convenience, we learned about the...

March 14, 2018

Our March Chapter meeting, hosted by Cosentino City at the A&D Building, was a well-attended panel discussion that really served as a "how-to" information session for kitchen and bath designers. Julie Schuster, Maria Stapperfenne, Dawn DeLuca, John O'Meara and Louie Delaware led a detailed presentation that answered all of the questions surrounding designing for accessibility, including its history and evolution in the United States, facts and figures to show its marketplace necessity and viabi...

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