KBH Industry News |  Summer '19

Tuesday, August 13

NY NOW at Javits Center
August 10 - 14

Monday, September 9

What's New, What's Next
at New York Design Center
Thursday, September 12

Thursday, September 19
Host: Dacor Kitchen Theater
Topic: The Luxury Client

Hosted by TOTO Gallery
September 19 - 20

Monday, October 7

DDB Fall Market at D&D Building
Wednesday, October 16

Thursday, October 17
Host: Fisher & Paykel Experience Center
Topic: Small Kitchen Design (.1 CEU)
New York Design Industry Summer Social: The Summer of Love!
Summer Social Committee, pictured from L to R: Rose Hittmeyer, Andrea Warner, Judy Sheridan, John Tudisco, Michelle Slovak, Benjamin Huntington, Barbara Habermann, Kent Brasloff, Julie Schuster, Benoit Laroche & Dawn DeLuca
New York City's premier design industry association chapters, NKBA, ASID, IFDA, IDS and DLFNY, combined forces to produce a blockbuster summer social last month! The soiree theme was "Flower Power: The Summer of Love" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Tilebar graciously hosted the event in their two-floor Flatiron District showroom. Guests enjoyed dancing to groovy tunes, fun craft cocktails, period-appropriate hors d'oeuvres and more. A major thank you to Kent Brasloff, chief industry party guru. If you haven't already seen the awesome photos on our Facebook page, please click here to check them out!
President's Column | Toni Sabatino
Hello GROOVY PEOPLE! I hope you were at our Flower Power: Summer of Love Summer Social! First, thanks to everyone on the inter association committee that made it happen and in particular to Kent Brasloff, grooviest event guru of them all. A fantastic time was had by all and the gathering of the NYC design community under one roof speaks volumes for the direction this industry is heading in.
The continued education of our community cross referencing kitchen and bath into interior design is important to our future and I look forward to our associations spending more time together. It is also my pleasure to announce that I will be continuing as NKBA Manhattan President through December of 2021. I appreciate all the support and look forward to working with our incoming council to create dynamic programming, networking and events. Committees for next year will be forming and all are welcome to join our greater council. Happy summer break and I look forward to seeing you in the fall. - Toni :)
The Monogram Designer Council was created to serve as the consultative voice for our brand decisions and showcase Monogram’s commitment to the design community. Comprised of 18 designers from over 10 cities, we brought the Monogram Designer Council together to cultivate a vision on everything from the design of our products to the experience of ownership. Each designer’s expertise will help Monogram realize timeless design trends and available opportunities.
Announcing our election results and Chapter Officers for the new term, commencing in 2020:

President : Toni Sabatino
Treasurer/Secretary : Felicitas Oefelein
Programs Chair : Julie Schuster
Membership Chair : Benoit Laroche
Communications Chair : Charlotte Barnard

Congratulations and welcome to our new officers!
Show Off Those Showers
Summer is shaping up nicely so far! With plenty of sun and just a touch of rain, New York City is fresher than ever. Perhaps that’s due to the city’s tough-as-nails attitude, but it may also have something to do with the latest shower products from VIGO. Already deemed favorites by top architects, both the VIGO ELAN Sliding Glass Shower Door and the fixed VIGO Meridian Shower Screen are changing the shower game for Summer 2019. While both models have already been on the market for several years, they are now being offered in a rich brushed gold finish. Sunny and fresh, this hue brightens any modern bathroom, taking the interior design element of your home to the next level. Be the first to find out about these products and more updates from VIGO by emailing trade@vigoindustries.com.

VIGO: The Ideal Everyday.
True Partner Rewards from Signature Kitchen Suite
The Manhattan Chapter of NKBA is calling all Designers! Join the exclusive Signature Kitchen Suite True Partner Rewards Program to earn rewards on a reloadable True Partner Rewards Prepaid Mastercard® Card by specifying eligible luxury appliances to your customers. From our award-winning 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range to our Wine Column Refrigerators with cave technology, there are generous reward opportunities throughout our line. Also included with membership comes the opportunity to attend excusive events at the Experience & Design Center in Napa Valley, CA, and see exciting product sneak peeks.
The NKBA is searching for outstanding young professionals who possess the passion, creativity and brilliance to be the voice of the next generation of kitchen and bath experts. As an industry professional, you can nominate a colleague or enter directly with a few easy steps. Click here to begin ! Nominations close this Friday, August 16.
Be sure to check out news from National at the all-new NKBA.org
THANK YOU to the sponsors of NKBA Manhattan Chapter:

The National Kitchen & Bath Association is the ONLY professional organization that solely supports kitchen, bath and hardware with over 60,000 members in North America!
Learn more about the benefits of membership at nkbamanhattan.org/nkba-membership .
NKBA Manhattan Chapter | nkbamanhattan.org
The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks.