KBH Industry News | Feb . 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS

FEB CHAPTER MEETING
KBIS 2020 RECAP
LineaDecor
February 20

COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, March 2

MARCH CHAPTER MEETING
Designing Kitchen Islands
Sub-Zero Wolf
March 18

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST DESIGN SHOW at Pier 94
March 19-22 - Sponsor Walk 3/19
JANUARY OUTING WITH GRINGER AT TWA
 
Manhattan Chapter Gold Sponsor Gringer hosted the Architectural Restoration Tour & Cocktails in the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport on Friday, January 17.
An enthusiastic crowd explored the hotel, designed by Brooklyn-based firm  Lubrano Ciavarra Architects and located behind the Eero Saarinen 1962 landmark and architectural icon, while enjoying drinks and light bites.
To see more pictures from the evening, click here.
ROYAL GREEN RECEIVES AWARD AT KBIS
We're pleased to congratulate Manhattan Chapter Gold Sponsor Royal Green for receiving a Kitchen + Bath Design & Industry Award in the category "Small Independent Showroom" Award at KBIS 2020!
EDITOR'S NOTE :
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MANHATTAN CHAPER TAKES ON
KBIS 2020
KBIS 2020 took place in Las Vegas this year and the city that never sleeps lived up to its reputation as attendees were busy round the clock with show tours and presentations during the day and receptions and parties in the evening.
Chapter members Toni Sabatino, President, Julie Schuster, Programs Chair, and Dawn DeLuca taught classes, and Chapter officers led a guided tour of sponsors at the show that was also televised on Facebook Liv e, providing members not attending with intros to new to new products and trends.
Manhattan Chapter Sponsor Renovation Angel hosted the "First Annual Renovation Angel NKBA Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards," emceed by CEO Steve Feldman and George Oliphant of NBC’s Emmy award-winning show, George to the Rescue , who also served as head judge. The awards recognized interior designers for their successful and stylish r euse of different-size kitchens in renovations.
If you weren't able to be at the show, please attend the KBIS Recap given by Dawn DeLuca at our February 20 Chapter meeting at LineaDecor. You can RSVP here .
ABOVE: Manhattan Chapter Members during KBIS at cocktail party hosted by Sponsor Fisher & Paykel. BELOW: 2020 Chapter Council at NKBA Training. BOTTOM: Sponsor and Renovation Angel CEO Steve Feldman at NKBA Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards with winner Peter Deane and co-host George Oliphant.
President's Column | Toni Sabatino
NKBA MANHATTAN—
On the go & going forward

Our council is back from KBIS and NKBA Officer Training full of energy and ideas to share with our members.

Our industry continues to grow, and new products and ideas to contribute our wellness in the home as well as tomorrow the dignity of all are trending big time.

It is an exciting time in our industry as the NKBA continues to foster worldwide and industry-crossing relationships. The progressive NKBA agenda helps us increase our value in bringing the most up-to-date design thinking and products to our clients to improve their lifestyle and keep them safe and comfortable in accessible homes.

We hope you can join us February 20th at our KBIS RECAP chapter meeting, presented by Dawn DeLuca at LineaDecor, to further the conversation.

See you there!
—Toni, President, Manhattan Chapter
HASTINGS ANNOUNCES ITS NEW UNDERGROUND COLLECTION
Hastings new, multifaceted Underground collection has a unique ability to elevate and lighten a space with its considered balance of open and closed storage. The vanities are offered in distinctive styles and configurations, but are all marked by asymmetry and slim, matte black metal structural frames. Each design is available in three sizes and five styles in a dozen wood finishes, one cement-look finish and 36 matte lacquered finishes. Wall hung units come with a framed two-drawer option, while the framed single-drawer wall hung units are available with smoked plexiglass shelf. A framed floor mounted leg stand is available with two drawers, while the single drawer option features the smoked plexiglass shelf. All models have matte white solid surface countertops with optional towel bars and optional coordinating side cabinets and mirrors. Available at Hastings Tile & Bath in the A&D Building, NYC. 800-351-0038 and sales@hastingstilebath.com 

MONOGRAM INTRODUCES
INSPIRED KITCHEN LUXURY
Elegant kitchen design demands appliances that exceed expectations in style and performance. To complete a luxury kitchen, Monogram Appliances has created two distinct collections inspired by professional culinary cooking spaces with precision engineered details. The Statement Collection and the Minimalist Collection were revealed at KBIS 2020 last month in an inspiring booth created by renowned designer Richard Anuszkiewicz. NKBA members at the show were treated to a special cocktail party in the afternoon to see the products first hand while also enjoying delicious food and networking with colleagues. monogram.com
PROGRAMS CHAIR JULIE SCHUSTER
Our new Programs Chair is well-known to industry members, having served as IDS President, in addition to an auxiliary member of our Council.
Julie’s vast experience in the design industry includes the certification of “Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP), an Ambassador for the Living In Place Institute, a member on the Editorial Advisory Board for Kitchen & Bath Business, a Brand Ambassador for Robern Cabinetry and recognition as a Responsible Renovator by Renovation Angel. Julie also speaks Interior Design and Feng Shui, as well as Universal Design and Multigenerational Designing. She holds a BS in Business, a degree in Interior Design from New York School for Interior Design. and is a Red Ribbon Certified Feng Shui Practitioner with The International Feng Shui Guild in addition to running her business, Julie Schuster Design Studio.
Be sure to check out news from National at the all-new NKBA.org
THANK YOU to the sponsors of NKBA Manhattan Chapter:

GOLD LEVEL
SILVER LEVEL
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 .
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