Kitchen & Bath Design News

NOV 2018

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14 Kitchen & Bath Design News • November 2018 Formica's 2019 FORM Student Innovation Contest Calls for Entries CINCINNATI — The 2019 FORM Student Innovation Competition is currently inviting architecture and interior design students to showcase their creativity by designing furniture pieces for 'resimercial' spaces that showcase Formica Brand products. As part of Formica Corp.'s effort to support and inspire future designers, students will have the chance to win cash prizes, national recognition and have their work showcased in a public exhibition. The 2019 FORM Student Innovation Competition is open for entries through Dec. 10, 2018. New this year, students are challenged to create a 'resimercial' furniture design using Formica Brand products that embody this growing design trend, blurring the line between residential and commercial spaces. The panel of industry and design professionals who will judge the work include: Leanne Ford, interior designer and star of "Restored by the Fords" on HGTV; Tristan Butterfield, chief creative officer at Baker Interiors Group; Jaime Velez, former director of interior design at SOM; Renee Hytry Derrington, global design lead at Formica Group, and Steven Matijcio, curator for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. "As we continue to see the line between commercial and residential design blur, with residential spaces inspired by hospitality settings and office and health care environments designed to feel like home, we are excited to see recent momentum for the 'resimercial' trend," Hytry Derrington said. "I can't wait to see what today's talented students will envision in their entries." The grand prize winner will receive a $1,500 cash award, and the winning design will be created and displayed at an unveiling event at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center on March 22, 2019. The second-place winner will be awarded $1,000, and the third-place winner will receive $500. C ompetition submissions can be emailed to: All entries must include the use of three or more Formica laminate products as an integral part of a design that can be used in commercial and residential settings. Winners will be announced to the public on March 11, 2019. For more information, including complete competition details and rules, visit studentcompetition. Wood-Mode Opens Design Center KREAMER, PA — Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry has opened a 2,500-sq.-ft. Lifestyle Design Center in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, a 550,000-sq.-ft. campus containing the Southeast's largest collection of luxury furnishings for residential, hospitality and contract projects. This is Wood-Mode's second design center opening in North America. "We are thrilled to be among some of the best luxury products and brands and to share our expertise with the many design enthusiasts that seek inspiration, ideas and collaboration through the collective resources provided at ADAC and ADAC West," said Brooks Gronlund, Wood-Mode president and chief operating officer. "[We] have enjoyed great success with the Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center in Chicago and it's time to bring this same model to the Southeast." The newest design destination features the latest products in the Wood-Mode and Brookhaven lines and brings together other well-known kitchen design brands such as Sub-Zero, Wolf, Asko, Blanco, Kraus, Grohe, Neolith and Caesarstone. The showroom displays encompass classic stains and finishes, high-pressure laminates and the range of styles, materials and custom capabilities available from Wood-Mode. Wood-Mode's second Lifestyle Design Center has opened in Atlanta, GA. INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET PUT HÄFELE'S OPENING SOLUTIONS IN YOUR SHOWROOM AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS! Online & Livechat: Phone: 800.325.6202 Email: LIFT UP YOUR DESIGNS Häfele's Free family of flap fittings allows for a wide range of movement. Cabinet doors can be lifted, tilted, swiveled or folded above the user. This unique action means the entire contents of the cabinet are fully available each and every time it's opened—a bonus in narrow, galley-style kitchens. We even offer versions which can open and close with the touch of a finger—the perfect touch to your next project. Circle No. 7 on Product Card

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