Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUL 2018

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KBDN Seminar Series Resumes in the Fall EVANSTON, IL — July and August will serve as the annual two-month-long summer hiatus for the series of all-day seminars being presented by Kitchen & Bath Design News in key markets throughout 2018. KBDN's six-city seminar series will resume Sept. 20 with a program at the Seattle Marriott Airport hotel in Seattle, KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis announced. 2018 seminars have already been presented in the Philadelphia, Detroit and San Francisco metro areas. Additional dates and locations for the seminar series, aside from Seattle, include Oct. 18, Miami, and Nov. 18, New York. Locations for the final two programs will be announced shortly. Currently in its 15th year, KBDN's seminar series theme for 2018 is "Inspiring Clients: The Very Latest Design, Product and Marketing Trends." Attendees have the opportunity to earn CEU credits from both the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of the Remodeling In- dustry (NARI). Aimed at kitchen and bath design professionals seeking to sharpen their design and product trend knowledge, the day-long seminars offer winning combi- nations of concepts, colors, textures, lighting and more to meet the needs of today's most discerning clients. In addition, attendees will also be exposed to deeper ex- plorations of emerging marketing technologies – from making the most of websites to exploring new ways to create video to fully utilizing social media/online design platforms. The design and product trends segments are pre- sented by Richard Anuszkiewicz, an award-winning designer. KBDN's technology columnist Eric Schimelp- fenig then focuses on how to make the most of the latest digital marketing tools, including video, social media and website content. Corporate sponsors include Plain & Fancy, Rev-A- Shelf, Showplace Cabinetry and Wellborn Cabinets. Additional information regarding attendance and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by visit- ing, or by contacting KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis at DPHA Accepting Award Entries BETHESDA, MD — The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association is currently accepting applications and nominations for the 2018 DPHA Awards program, through July 15. The awards program honors: • DPHA Showroom of the Year • DPHA Showroom Professional of the Year • DPHA Manufacturing Professional of the Year • DPHA Representative Agency Professional of the Year • DPHA Rep Agency of the Year • DPHA Manufacturer Customer Service Department of the Year • DPHA Products of the Year in a variety of categories, including: Plumbing Prod- uct, Fixtures (sinks, tubs, toilets); Plumbing Product, Water Delivery (faucets, showerheads and valves); Furniture; Hardware; Accessories, and the Dealers' Choice Award. For the Product of the Year awards, DPHA has assembled an independent pan- el of industry editors, designers and professionals for judging the five different products of the year. This year's judges are: Mary Jo Peterson, principal, Mary Jo Peterson Design; Alissa Ponchione, assistant editor, Hospitality Design; Eliot Sefrin, editor emeritus, Kitchen & Bath Design News; Lindsay Crozier, architect, Made LLC, and Nicole Wieland, builder/designer, Charleston Building & Development. The Dealer's Choice Award allows showroom staff members to review each winning product entry and vote for their preferred product. Voting will take place immediately following the annual conference and will be open for approximately six weeks. The association is also encouraging its members to vote for their peers in the other categories for their contributions to the industry and the association. To vote, members should visit, log into the members-portal side of the site and click on the "Awards Program" menu. Rev-A-Shelf Acquires CompoKeeper LOUISVILLE, KY — Rev-A-Shelf, LLC has acquired CompoKeeper from parent company 1908 Brands of Boulder, CO. "Rev-A-Shelf feels the addition of the Compokeeper will fit perfectly into its extensive customer base in the kitchen and bath industry, e-commerce and retail home centers. Utilizing this product as a free-standing unit or a pull-out cabinet component will allow our customers to address the growing composting movement nationally," offered David Noe, general manager of Rev-A-Shelf. "I'm excited that CompoKeeper has found an excellent partner in Rev-a-Shelf," said Steve Savage, CEO of 1908 Brands. "Rev-A-Shelf owns the sliding drawer cabinet in the kitchen and is the perfect team to add composting bins to the trash and recycling container system. The sale of CompoKeeper to Rev-A-Shelf ensures that, in the years to come, the compost bin will be added as a staple in kitchens, which is a huge benefit for homeowners and the planet." Cosentino Opens Miami City Center MIAMI, FL — Cosentino has opened its newest "City" showroom model, this time in the area of its new headquarters – Miami, FL. Including this latest "Cosentino City Center," the company now has 11 of these inspirational spaces worldwide. With over 3,000 square feet of space, the Cosentino showroom in Miami is located at the heart of the Miami Design District, a strategic city hub that brings together the main companies and brands related to the world of design and trends. This district, which is expanding and experiencing rapid growth, is also home to the main architecture offices in Miami and the state of Florida. Due to its location, Cosentino City Miami can serve not only clients from South Florida, but also cover and work for the Central and South American markets. The new showroom is the first Cosentino building of its type to have a façade made of Dekton in the colors Trilium and Domoos, forming an integral part of the showroom's design. Part of the façade can serve as a canvas for graffiti or other types of street art, like Miami's famous Wynwood Walls. Urban artist Alex Vahan, a graffiti art legend in the city who formed part of the collective "Miami Style Graf- fiti" that revolutionized the urban landscape of Miami in the early 1990s, created a mural on the Dekton façade. The company recently held an exclusive grand opening event that was attended by over 200 people, including company clients and distributors, as well as insti- tutional representatives and members of the designer and architect community of South Florida. Taking part in the celebration were representatives of Cosentino North America, including: Eduardo Cosentino, exec. v.p. of Global Sales and CEO of Cosentino North America; Massimo Ballucchi, Cosentino North America director of marketing, and Carolina Almeida, Miami City general manager. Celebrating the opening of the Cosentino City Center in Miami is (from l. to r.): Brandon Calvo, COO of Distribution, Cosentino; Carolina Almeida Alzamora, general manager, Cosentino Miami City Center; Eduardo Cosentino, CEO, Cosentino North America, and Alvaro Gonzalez, regional director, Southeast Region, Cosentino. 14 Kitchen & Bath Design News • July 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET

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