Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAY 2018

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Rev-A-Shelf Added As Seminar Sponsor EVANSTON, IL — Rev-A-Shelf, the Jeffersontown, KY-based manufacturer of cabinet storage and orga- nizational products, has been added to the roster of corporate sponsors for the 2018 seminar series being presented by Kitchen & Bath Design News in key U.S. markets. Rev-A-Shelf last month joined a growing list of corporate sponsors that also includes Showplace Cab- inetry and Wellborn Cabinets. Additional sponsors are expected to be announced in the near future. The third program in the six-city seminar series is scheduled to take place June 7 in northern California. Seminars have already been presented this year in the Philadelphia suburb of King of Prussia, PA and the Detroit suburb of Southfield, MI. Additional dates and locations for the series include: Sept. 20, Seattle; Oct. 18, Miami; and Nov. 18, New York. 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 Industry (NARI). Aimed at kitchen and bath design professionals seek- ing to sharpen their design and product trend knowledge, the day-long seminars offer winning combinations 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 explorations 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 de- signer. KBDN's technology columnist Eric Schimelpfenig then focuses on how to make the most of the latest digital marketing tools, including video, social media and website content. Additional information regarding attendance and sponsorships can be obtained by visiting www.KBDN seminars.com, or by contacting KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis at Paul@SOLAbrands.com. Universal Design & Wellness Course Offered CAMBRIDGE, MA — Health and wellness are major topics in today's world, and there are many who believe that the design community can play a major role in promoting their clients' health and well-being. That is the concept behind "Resi- dential Design for Health and Longevity," a program being held July 30-31, 2018 at Harvard University Campus in Cambridge, MA. The program offers an in-depth look at Universal Design – reviewing innovative products and forward-thinking projects, as well as the latest international design research on aging in place, with a focus on maximizing health and wellness. The program is for real estate developers, residential architects, universal designers, kitchen and bath designers, physical and occupational therapists, independent living and home healthcare providers, and residential interior designers. Instructors for the two-day event are Cynthia Leibrock, principal, Easy Access to Health, LLC, and Mary Jo Peterson, president, Mary Jo Peterson, Inc. Guest speakers are Jessica Cooper, chief commercial officer, International WELL Building Institute, and Manny Gonzalez, managing principal, KTGY Architecture + Planning. Learning objectives include: • With emphasis on class discussion, demonstrate how regeneration, home health care, prevention, motivation and elimination of disability can be accomplished through interior design; • Analyze the latest research on aging in place from the U.S., Northern Europe and Japan; • Apply the best universal products to design for aging in place and home healthcare; • Offer techniques for marketing Universal Design on all projects, not just select projects for select populations. Tuition for the course, which offers14 AIA/CES (HSW), 14 AICP/CM and 14 LA/CES (HSW) CEUs, is $1,400. The event will be held at Wasserstein Hall on the campus of Harvard Law School. DPHA Launches New Website BETHESDA, MD — The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association has launched a new website at www.dpha.net that provides easier navigation and accessibility through the home page. Members can now access the Member Portal via any computer, tablet or smart phone, and companies can now submit their membership applications, or renew their annual membership dues, online. Members can also now register online for the Recognition Testing Program, as well as access testing links. Easy access to association documents for members is provided. AD Design Show Posts Successful NY Run NEW YORK — The 17th annual Architectural Digest Design Show completed an- other successful turn in New York City in March, highlighting a range of luxury products for the home, including items for the kitchen and bath. More than 38,000 designers and design enthusiasts visited Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan during the four-day event, taking in products from over 400 brands. A place for discovery and inspiration, the show featured close to 100 new exhibi- tors, as well as new introductions in furniture, accessories, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building projects from independent makers and established manufacturers. A program of special events and design seminars added to the design experience. According to Susan McCullough, senior v.p., theMart | A Vornado Property, "The AD Design Show is synonymous with high-end design. Trade professionals and homeowners have come to recognize it as a must attend event each year. Not only will attendees discover the best of the best, they are treated to an insider sneak peek of what's to come in the interior design world." Jeff Petersen, director of sales continued, "We constantly look for new ways to engage our audience. This year we launched a special section called Designer Focus, which gave the participating designers space to present original vignettes, and attendees could discuss ideas and inspirations with established professionals. Our four cornerstone sections – REFRESH, FURNISH, MADE and SHOPS – featured both first-time exhibitors and new product launches from returning ones." Adding to the excitement, New York's display of design in dining environments, the Dining By Design exhibit, was another big draw. Benefiting DIFFA: Design In- dustries Foundation Fighting AIDS, the co-located event featured creative dining environments from the country's leading designers and companies, and raised over $700,000 for the cause this year. The Architectural Digest Design Show will return next year to Piers 92 & 94 on March 21-24, 2019. Creative dining environments, such as this one from Franke, were part of Dining By De- sign at the AD Show. It raises funds for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Photo: Alan Barry Anuszkiewicz Schimelpfenig 16 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET

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