Congratulations to NKBA Manhattan's own Julie Schuster & Dawn DeLuca for being named top Innovators by Kitchen & Bath Design News! Innovators come from all avenues of the design world, and they are the lifeblood of the kitchen and bath industry. For that reason, Kitchen & Bath Design News is proud to present its third annual Top 50 Innovators list, honoring kitchen and bath professionals who have won the respect of their peers and the industry at large through their creative talents, leadership skills, business acumen, community involvement and professionalism (see related Editorial).
Nominated by industry professionals and then reviewed by the KBDN nominating committee, the 2019 Innovators reflect a diverse cross section of the industry, from technology experts, aging-in-place specialists and design authors to cutting-edge marketers, top-tier educators, business gurus and more. Whether creating unique podcasts or re-imagining design for universal appeal, these kitchen and bath pros are advancing the industry and providing inspiration not only for their clients and peers, but for future generations to come.
Each comes from a different background, yet all understand that innovation is a calling, one that drives them to constantly strive for new, better and more efficient ways of understanding space, communicating their vision and creating designs that maximize the home’s value, aesthetic appeal and functionality. They strive for excellence in business, design, education, technology and community service, and in doing so, they raise up the industry so that it remains ever changing, ever growing and ever improving.
Congratulations again to Julie & Dawn!