Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2018

Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.

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KBDN Seeks Out Industry Innovators EVANSTON, IL — Following on the heels of the suc- cessful debut of the KBDN Innovators, Kitchen & Bath Design News is reaching out to the kitchen and bath design community for nominations and recommen- dations for professionals who are changing the face of the design industry. The recognition program will once again honor 50 top kitchen and bath profession- als whose talents and efforts are moving the industry forward. KBDN is seeking nominations of kitchen and bath dealers, designers and showroom professionals who have made a significant difference in the kitchen and bath industry through their leadership, business and design innovations and overall contributions to the kitchen and bath industry. KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis explains, "The kitchen and bath industry has done an inspiring job of elevating design from the product standpoint. But where great design meets the homeowner – transform- ing not only physical spaces, but also lives – is where 'the business of kitchen and bath design' needs to have a lasting impact. KBDN is excited to identify and honor those individuals who are making an impact in their companies and communities through their thoughtful approach to the 'business of design.'" KBDN will be accepting nominations through July 1, 2018. Fifty leaders will be chosen by a team of in- dustry experts along with the KBDN editors, and these 50 industry pros will be profiled in the October 2018 issue of the magazine. The 2018 KBDN Innovators nomination form can be found at En- tries must include a description of the nominee's professional career as well as recent accomplish- ments, along with information about why the nominee is a leader and innovator in the kitchen and bath industry right now. Self-nominations will be accepted. For additional information, contact KBDN Editor Janice Costa at KBDN Seminar Set for Northern California EVANSTON, IL — Northern California will be the location this month for the latest in a series of all-day seminars being presented by Kitchen & Bath Design News in key markets throughout 2018. The third program in KBDN's six-city seminar series is scheduled to take place June 7 at the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport hotel. Previous 2018 semi- nars have been presented in the Philadelphia suburb of King of Prussia, PA and the Detroit suburb of Southfield, MI. Additional dates and locations for the seminar 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 Asso- ciation (NKBA) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Aimed at kitchen and bath design professionals seeking 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 presented by Richard Anuszkiewicz, an award-winning designer. 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. Corporate sponsors include Plain & Fancy, Rev-A-Shelf, Showplace Cabinetry and Wellborn Cabinets. Additional information regarding attendance and sponsorship opportunities can be obtained by visiting, or by contacting KBDN Publisher Paul DeGrandis at Hardware Resources Acquires Gap Supply BOSSIER CITY, LA — Hardware Resources has acquired Wilmington, NC-based Gap Supply, Inc. Gap Supply, which provides low-voltage linear lighting solutions for kitchen cabinet, retail display and other applications, joins the Hardware Re- sources family of products, including the recently-acquired Task Lighting range of cabinet lighting and power strips. "I am excited to join Hardware Resources. It's a company with terrific reach to customers of many types. Our partnership will further accelerate the growth of the Gap Supply line," said Greg Price, founder of Gap Supply. "Hardware Resources is well known for its broad array of high-quality products for cabinet makers, kitchen and bath dealers, and others. Gap Supply fills out our range of quality lighting products," said Greg Gottlieb, CEO of Hardware Resources. "Greg Price has drawn on his knowledge and experience in the kitchen cabinet world to design an exciting line of lighting products." The House of Rohl Opens Flagship Studio CHICAGO — The House of Rohl has opened its first Studio in North America. Lo- cated in LuxeHome (Suite #135) on the first floor of Chicago's historic Merchandise Mart, the House of Rohl Studio is highlighted by its diverse global brands – Riobel, Perrin & Rowe, Shaws, ROHL and Victoria + Albert. The House of Rohl Studio establishes a unified U.S. presence for these brands from across the globe – Riobel from Montreal, Perrin & Rowe and Shaws from England, Victoria + Albert from England and South Africa, and ROHL from the U.S. and Western Europe. The new Studio includes nearly 1,800 square feet of design inspiration for the kitchen and bath. Its boutique jewel-box setting was designed by the award-winning design firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates. Over the past two years, the acquisitions of the brands by Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group has established a luxury collection of faucets, fixtures, fittings and accessories for the organization. The House of Rohl offers an assortment of specially crafted products – each with its own story of family heritage, place of origin and specialized manufacturing philosophy. "Today marks a fundamental change in our approach to the market," said Nicho- las Fink, president, Fortune Brands Global Plumbing Group. "With our first flagship Studio in Chicago, we look forward to further cultivating our relationships with the architects, designers and their customers who look to the Mart for design inspiration each day." A private grand opening event was held last month at the House of Rohl Studio. To learn more about the House of Rohl, visit Celebrating the grand opening of The House of Rohl Studio in Chicago's Merchan- dise Mart are (from l. to r.): Paul DeGrandis, president & owner, SOLA Group, Inc. and publisher, KBDN; Mark Rohl, v.p. U.S. National Accounts, House of Rohl; Lou Rohl, president, House of Rohl; Greg Rohl, v.p. of marketing, ROHL; and Patrick O'Toole, editorial director and owner, SOLA Group, Inc. 14 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2018 INDUSTRY UPDATE NOTEWORTHY DEVELOPMENTS IMPACTING THE KITCHEN AND BATH MARKET

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