KBH Industry News |  Dec. 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS

NYC DESIGN INDUSTRY WINTER SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, December 12

HOLIDAY HOUSE NYC
125 East 65th St.
Closes December 15

COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, December 16
KBIS in Las Vegas
January 21 - January 23, 2020
 
Are you going to KBIS? Your Manhattan Chapter has meetups and talks with members planned for you. Please check your January newsletter for more details. We look forward to being with you in Las Vegas!
Editor's Note: Farewell, readers! It has been a pleasure to edit and produce the NKBA Manhattan newsletter for the last two years. I trust that our platform has provided quality content to update and inform our community as kitchen & bath professionals. All best to you as 2019 closes and 2020 begins!
- Briana Ryan, Communications Chair
Appliance Trends & Technologies in 2020 with Monogram at Royal Green Tribeca
L to R: Bridgitte Fouche, Briana Ryan, Toni Sabatino at Royal Green
It was standing-room only at the November Chapter meeting and Membership Drive at Royal Green Appliances for a timely panel on Appliance Trends & Technologies for 2020. Thanks to  Susan Cozzi  of Monogram Appliances , award-winning architect Charles R. Schwartzapfel , and the venerable Mitch Weissberg of Royal Green for their insights in the discussion moderated by Molly Miller . Special shout out to Royal Green owner Rob Satran for his generous hospitality and to RG’s Traci Shemonoski as well as to designer and NKBA Manhattan Council Member  Felicitas Oefelein  for producing an event with delicious food including those juicy Beyond Meat sliders. Thank you to  Barbara Haberman n  for facilitating the eco-friendly door prizes. If you haven't seen the event photos on Facebook yet, click here to see the album .
President's Column | Toni Sabatino
‘Tis the season for celebration and our annual Winter Social is tonight! We hope to see you at the new Hans Krug showroom in the A&D Building to join in the festivities. If you attended the NKBA Technology Summit yesterday in New York City, you were able to experience the multi-CEU blockbuster learning and networking event that provided a wealth of information. Speaking of technology, that great topic along with Living in Place, sustainability, KBIS trends and so much more will be subjects of our chapter networking and learning opportunities in the coming year. New committees are forming to keep us engaged and informed so please reach out if you want to get more involved. Happy and Healthy New Year to you all! 
Fisher & Paykel Introduces New Integrated Wine Column
Fisher & Paykel is set to release a new integrated wine column in Spring 2020, which offers the freedom to blend seamlessly with the surrounding kitchen space or contrast with stainless steel panels and handles. Equipped with four wine storage modes to create the best environment for any varietal, and two independent variable temperature zones, this column is designed to protect up to 91 bottles of your favorite vintages. With a quiet, low vibration compressor, full-extension, soft-close slides with white oak shelving, and other strategically chosen absorptive materials, Fisher & Paykel's new integrated wine column carefully maintains the flavor profile of every drop.
Thermador Glass Care Center: Give Clients Something To Clink About
Designing a sleek, eye-catching built-in bar or a bold, dramatic entertaining nook? You’ll want to keep the revolutionary Thermador Glass Care Center in mind for your clients—especially the avid entertainers. The Glass Care Center holds delicate glassware of various shapes and sizes – from beer steins, to cocktail glasses, to champagne flutes. With a tine-less configuration and maximum capacity for glassware--holding up to 26 large wine glasses, your clients will love the addition of a secondary dishwasher in their home designed specifically to accommodate their entertaining needs and perfect their personal bar.  
Start Your Certification in 2020!
Consider getting your AKBD certification in 2020! The hallmark for the kitchen and bath professional, NKBA certification is based on professional development continuation, in-depth testing, and extensive industry experience. NKBA-certified designers are internationally recognized as experts with proficiency in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines with Access Standards, which recognize the importance of consumer health, safety and welfare in kitchen and bath design. Learn more about NKBA's certification programs at nkba.org/info/certification.
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