For over 50 years, KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show), the nation’s largest kitchen and bath industry show, has been showcasing the latest awe-inspiring and innovative industry products, trends and technologies. At KBIS, which took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., more than 500 leading brands and 100 new companies in the kitchen and bath industry showcased their exceptional designs and trendsetting products. KBIS provided us with a special interactive look at the products and a chance to directly speak to a variety of manufacturers.
Across the hall from KBIS was the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). With over 1,500 building industry professionals from around the globe in attendance, the latest in-demand products, services, materials and technologies involved in all aspects of building were introduced. Manufacturers and suppliers caught our attention with a diverse range of products and impressive concepts.
Take a look at the top designs and trends we spotted at KBIS and IBS:
Ronbow, the leading global manufacturer and distributor of high-end bathroom furnishings, introduced a variety of unique and inspiring products at their booth. Ronbow and Pininfarina collaborated for the second time to create the FORMA vanity as part of their Signature Series collection. Other pieces that sparked our attention were Ronbow’s first-ever Fireclay kitchen sinks and their new line of space-saving vanities, the Aravo Series.
MGS is one of the premier stainless steel fitting manufacturers in the kitchen and bath industries, as well as one of the few manufacturers to offer true stainless steel fittings in the world. They debuted their new kitchen faucet prototype, which is part of their Vela collection, at luxury French ranges manufacturer La Cornue’s booth. The simple and sophisticated design of the faucet complemented the La Cornue kitchen cabinetry flawlessly.
Hudson Valley Lighting
A kitchen is never complete without lighting. Hudson Valley Lighting, a U.S. manufacturer of classic and transitional lighting fixtures, adorned the Masterbrands booth with two of their lighting fixtures. The booth featured the industrial inspired Gaines and traditional Garden City light pieces.
Caesarstone Ltd. is a manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces for residential and commercial projects. Their Concetto collection consists of hand-made semi-precious stone surfaces that are a blend of art, nature and technology. The Profondo, on display at KBIS, is made of crystals in deep ocean blues and shallow water turquoise.
At IBS, we were impressed with Maykke, a new premium quality home furnishings brand. They’re transforming the industry through their direct-to-consumer platform and delivery of their quality products straight to the consumer’s door. Maykke’s products include fixtures and accessories for the bath, and they’re also expanding into new categories such as kitchen and lighting. At their booth, Maykke presented visitors with bathtubs, vanities, mirrors and bath hardware.
Genuwine Cellars, the world leader in custom wine cellars, introduced their Tension Cable Wine Rack. The rack, with which wine bottles seem to float mid-air, is minimalistic yet stunning.
Napoleon is making technological strides in the fireplace space. They offer an eFIRE Controller App, which allows the first fireplaces to be controlled by Bluetooth® technology.
Hudson Valley Lighting