KBH Industry News | March 2020

Designing Kitchen Islands
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POSTPONED until June 25-28

Monday, April 6
Certified Living in Place Professional Barbara S. Roth , of PS Rossy Design, had a project featured in  Kitchen & Bath Business (February/March 2020). The article offers a look into designing for accessibility and aging, peering into the processes and thinking behind some of the decision making. Titled "One for the Ages," the story can be found on page 64. Brava, Barbara!
Inspiring Our Community Through Environmental Leadership
The NKBA Manhattan Chapter is pleased to announce this year we will be honoring our sponsors exhibiting best practices for environmental stewardship with our inaugural 2020 ECO Awards.
We look to inspire not only our sponsors but also our members to consider as well as reduce their environmental footprints.
Please check your email inboxes for submission forms this month. Deadline is September 30, 2020.
Do you have news to share with fellow chapter members in the NKBA Manhattan Newsletter? We'd like to hear from you! Send an email to Communications Chair Charlotte Barnard, at chabarnard@yahoo.com. Member and sponsor news will be published monthly, space permitting.
KBIS 2020 Recap by Dawn DeLuca
NKBA members who weren't able to be in Las Vegas for KBIS 2020 had the great pleasure of attending the KBIS Recap given by Dawn DeLuca, AKBD, CLIPP, CAPS and Living in Place Institute Professional Ambassador, at the February 20 Chapter meeting hosted by Chapter Sponsor Lineadecor. Guests feasted on savory and sweet Turkish delights while Dawn presented a very thorough and inspiring tour of product and trend highlights from the show.
ABOVE: Arzu Ertas (far left) and the Lineadecor team, with Dawn DeLuca (far right). BELOW: Gerri Klein, NKBA Manager of Member Relations (far right) with staff from the National office.

KBIS attendees enjoyed a first look at two new luxury appliance collections by Monogram inspired by professional culinary spaces and highlighting precision-engineered details. The Statement Collection and the Minimalist Collection made their debut inside the Monogram booth, which featured custom-curated vignettes imagined and brought to life by renowned designer (and previously a 30 Under 30 Winner) Richard Anuszkiewicz. And the team won Best in Show!

ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Richard A2Z, Christina Reed, Kaitlin Murray, GE Appliances, and interior designer TK Wismer.
President's Column | Toni Sabatino
The first of our local spring season trade shows, the Architectural Digest Design Show, was suspended   and the disappointment is heavy in our community. Trade events and show houses, among those our beloved Kips Bay Decorator Show House and ICFF, continue to postpone. Our ability to get together, participate in our industry and celebrate our colleagues is at a standstill. New Yorkers have a tendency to soldier on in the face of adversity; however, COVID-19 is creating unprecedented uncertainty. The Manhattan Chapter Council will continue to monitor this situation and look forward to resuming our schedule of events.
Our disappointment, while understandable, pales when compared to the hardships some are facing. The NKBA will help our industry rebound when circumstances improve. In the meantime we will continue to post interesting industry-related information on our Facebook page. If you have a story about your experience during this pandemic: how you are coping, servicing clients, finding new ways to engage in business, or simply staying sane, please share with us by contacting Charlotte Barnard, our Communications Chair at charbarnard@yahoo.com.
The Council has been collectively feeling the spring-earth-love trend and looked forward to sharing a variety of feel-good programming. The sustainability bug has been buzzing around for some time, and in our design circle, wellness is the buzzword of the year. As we consider practicing wellness for ourselves at this tough time, we want to share that planet wellness and eco-friendly practices are on our coming agenda. The chapter will be introducing awards (see above) to honor sponsors that honor the planet. We want to stay connected during this time and will find ways to reach out, share and inspire. Please watch for additional information regarding the chapter’s Eco Awards as well as other initiatives via social media. In the meantime, focus on self-wellness and the wellness of our friends and families as we wait out the virus. We look forward to seeing you soon. 

—Toni, President, Manhattan Chapter
SMEG, the Italian appliance manufacturer famed for its classic style and advanced technology, has reimagined its Linea Series with several modern touches, catering to needs of the thoughtful chef who does it  all.  The Linea Series encompasses new 24- and 30-inch Convection Ovens, a 24-inch Specialty Speed and Combi Steam Oven and a version of the new and reimagined “Classic” Coffee System in the Linea aesthetic. The collection will be offered in a modern Mystic Gray glass finish, and feature innovative touch controls.  

For the first time in North America, SMEG ovens in the Linea Series will have 4-color TFT controls for optimal usability. All 24-inch oven products, as well as the 30-inch convection oven, will include a food-driven menu system containing 50 automatic programs to guide users who can also add 10 personalized programs.

Both of the re-engineered Speed and Combi Steam Compact Ovens now have a 30-percent larger interior cavity space and are coated with SMEG’s EverClean enamel interior, to keep the surface sparkling and easy to maintain. Each oven also has bottom heating elements.

The Speed Oven is now a three-in-one appliance, acting as a microwave and convection oven or by choosing an automatic program. Selecting particular automatic programs leverages both technologies to create culinary dishes even faster.

The Combi Steam Oven is another three-in-one appliance; however, rather than utilizing the microwave quality, it leverages steam technology. With the new internal steam generator and syphon system, users can load the correct volume of water at the start of the program by accessing the wand located on the inside right frame of the oven.
Royal Green is excited to announce a new display featuring Pitt Cooking Systems. This patented, CSA-certified burner system is meant to be integrated into a myriad of various countertop materials including natural stone, porcelain, poured concrete and quartz, achieving a modern, monolithic design aesthetic. Handmade in the Netherlands from premium, double-enamel cast iron and brass, these integrated burner systems come with a 5-year warranty. Stop by the 280 Broadway showroom on the corner of Broadway and Reade to see the burners on display.
Dacor is introducing full kitchen suites in Contemporary, Professional and Transitional style appliances slated to debut later this year.

The Contemporary style, with its clean and defined aesthetics, is dedicated to elevating the cooking and cooling experiences through intuitive integrated technology, sleek screen, mobile app integration and large cooking visibility. These appliances are offered in silver stainless steel, and graphite stainless steel, with cooling and dishwashing also available as panel ready.

The Professional style appliances feature a suite of luxury kitchen solutions, created specifically with high-performance cooking for culinary enthusiasts, chefs and large groups in mind. Bold and defined detailing through the product incorporates hand-craftsmanship with easy-to-use interface and highly intuitive electronics.

The Transitional style combines core design elements of the Contemporary and Professional suites, incorporating hand-made craftsmanship with a touch of integrated technology, while incorporating high-quality functionality and performance. All Transitional appliances are available in stainless steel with cooling and dishwashing also available as panel ready.
At the forefront of modern design, VIGO  continues to manufacture quality kitchen and bath products that go beyond the basics. One of the biggest trends for is bold finishes. 

Responding to the demand for staple pieces, VIGO is the first to launch its wide selection of  shower door  finishes to included matte brushed gold.This finish expands to other VIGO bath and kitchen products including kitchen faucets and bathroom faucets. With this expansion, VIGO gives buyers accessibility to marry all their fixtures.  
Be sure to check out news from National at the all-new NKBA.org
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