The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, aka KBIS, took place in Las Vegas from January 31 to February 2 and over 90,0000 kitchen and bath designers, interior designers, dealers, architects, and other professionals attended the show (co-located with the NKBA International Builders Show). We walked the aisles and scoured the booths looking for the latest and greatest product introductions. Here are some standouts from the trade show floor.
1. Kohler Co.
In celebration of their 150th anniversary, the Wisconsin-based brand will offer limited edition fixtures in fetching pastels such as Peachblow, a soft neutral hue from 1934, and Spring Green, a blue-green first offered in 1927. With the rise of “retro-inspired” décor, your bathroom will be the talk of the town (in a good way).
The South Korean manufacturer presented cleaning innovations such as their Styler ShoeCare system. It provides cleaning of various shoe types, including coveted sneakers, utilizing steam to refresh and sanitize up to four pairs of shoes at a time. Pair with the Styler ShoeCase, a stackable modular solution for protecting collectible kicks from humidity and preventing UV discoloration.
3. True Residential
Say goodbye to stainless steel, and say hello to the ever a soothing, color! The refrigeration manufacturer’s latest finish Bluestone also adds wisps of lilac and gray, making it applicable to several environments and styles. Part of the brand’s Build our True custom finishes and hardware program, 72 unique colors make for myriad options.
What’s old is new again with Kallista’s introduction of their Brushed French Gold finish. Warm-toned with a subtle matte texture, the offering adds a touch of luxury while being the brand’s first use of PVD (physical vapor deposition) technology. Shown on their Central Park West collection.
5. Victoria + Albert
The fixtures brand, part of the House of Rohl, teamed with editor Rebecca Misner of Condé Nast Traveler to divine their Color Stories selection of tub hues meant to transport users to distant locales via their Island Time, Royal Rituals (shown), and Gateway to Serenity palettes. Porcelain surface 505 Archetta offers the look of natural stone recreated in an on-trend off-white ivory base impressed/imprinted with flowing grey veining. A closer look reveals muted green and crystalline yellow tones, all chicly rendered in a honed finish. The best part? The slab is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Porcelain surface 505 Archetta offers the look of natural stone recreated in an on-trend off-white ivory base impressed/imprinted with flowing grey veining. A closer look reveals muted green and crystalline yellow tones, all chicly rendered in a honed finish. The best part? The slab is suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
7. Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens
The Urbane outdoor kitchen by prolific designer and architect Daniel Germani offers sophisticated design alongside playful powder-coated color panels available in nearly 60 options. The designer looked to heritage and industrial kitchens while incorporating stainless steel trim details for ultra-durability and low maintenance. The series includes the opportunity to integrate a sink, appliances, or other components.