KBH Industry News |  May 2019

May 2 - May 30

May 19 - May 22

Special Event for Membership
Sponsored by Monogram
May 22

May 22; all-day event

Monday, June 3

Wellness in the Kitchen
Date TBA; early-mid June

Monday, July 8

Thursday, July 11
April Chapter Meeting: The Future of Home Connect and Technology at B/S/H/ Design & Experience Center
NKBA Manhattan Chapter members met in April at the B/S/H/ Experience & Design Center in the A&D Building for an engaging presentation on the future of Home Connect and technology implementation in the kitchen space. Presented by Johannes Ochsner , head of connected products and digital services at BSH Home Appliances Group , the presentation looked at the many ways that end users can interact with their appliances from their mobile devices, including status checks on appliance tasks, ordering supplies, and obtaining diagnostic information for service. Attendees were able to see various partner integrations that included recipe integration to promote healthier living. If you haven't already seen the event photo album on the NKBA Manhattan Facebook page, click here to check it out!
Lineadecor Looks at Market Trends That Impact Design Elements in Multifamily Settings
When designing commercial properties, the most important step is to understand the needs of the market. Nowadays, affordable luxury is on the rise along with the trend “less is more." People are becoming increasingly environmentally-conscious and sustainably-minded in building design and construction. We see that the market demands resilient and sustainable homes, and the materials chosen to be used in the kitchen and furniture business goes hand in hand with these market demands. Stronger, robust products are chosen as a result of the need for durability. Furthermore, unnecessarily high prices are not welcomed any longer; therefore, good quality sustainable products and great value are crucial.
Multitasking is another big necessity in this field. In today’s apartments, especially in multifamily settings, designing products offering several functional solutions is essential. An example for this type of product is Lineadecor’s pull-out table. The practical part of using a pull-out table is to create a maximum maneuverable space with the disappearance of dining tables while transforming the kitchen into a living space. 
Lineadecor is a leading kitchen furniture brand, manufactured in Turkey and designed in Italy since 1996. With over 20 years of experience, the brand has been active in USA market since 2010, providing consultation and supplying kitchen furniture to prestigious real estate projects. For more information on their versatile product lines, please visit their website at lineadecor.us .
Visit Monogram at Kips Bay Decorator Show House
Experience Monogram, kitchen appliance sponsor for this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House, May 1 through 31. Come by, support the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the great work they do, and see Monogram’s mark of luxury in this year’s tailored townhouse kitchen. Make a point of stopping by on Wednesday, May 29 between 11:00-1:00 for a Monogram Chef lunch time event.  Click here for registration and more details.
Renovation Angel Announces New Business Development Team
Renovation Angel has a new, powerhouse Business Development Team! Our new Director of Business Development, Elizabeth (Liz) Nussbaum has over 20 years of industry experience. Her career highlights include being the National Kitchen Brand Manager for Waterworks, Senior Sales Representative / Designer at Ann Sacks (a Kohler company), and a designer and partner at Westchester County Kitchen Company. Liz brings a wealth of knowledge and passion about products and process in the Kitchen and Bath Design industry. She has supported Renovation Angel’s luxury recycling mission since 2005.
Joining the team is Michael O’Hara as Luxury Projects Manager. Michael was the lead kitchen designer for Waterworks in Manhattan. Michael’s additional design experience includes Salerno’s Kitchens, Kitchens by Turano, and I-Grace and her own design firm for the last 20 years. Michael will be working with the top industry professionals in the New York Tri-State area and beyond.
We are delighted to have both Liz and Michael on board to help further our mission to keep kitchens out of landfills and recycle them for good. Since 2005, Renovation Angel has recycled over 6,500 kitchens, diverted over 38 million pounds from landfills, created over $22 million in recycling jobs, and distributed over $2.3 million to charity, and counting! Please see our website for more information.
Hastings Tile & Bath Exhibiting New Collections at ICFF
Hastings Tile & Bath returns to ICFF with the new Underground and Class collection of vanities, as well as the upgraded Chelsea bathtub and the iconic VOLA collection in a new matte white finish. Class is a modular vanity system that speaks to today’s need for customization, while the multifaceted Underground collection features a considered balance of open and closed storage. Along with two new collections comes a new version of the popular Chelsea bathtub. Made in America, the freestanding tub now comes in two sizes and four finishes. Speaking of finishes, the smooth new matte white finish for VOLA offers remarkable design versatility. As the exclusive importer of the VOLA brand in the United States, Hastings Tile & Bath is excited to debut the finish while unveiling the Underground and Class vanities and relaunching the Chelsea bathtub at ICFF.

Elections for 2020 Chapter Officers are approaching! NKBA Chapter Officers contribute to and benefit from the growth of the NKBA, serve as member advocates and represent their peers. To ensure that the National Kitchen & Bath Association continues to meet the needs of K&B professionals, the NKBA encourages its members to serve as officers in their local NKBA chapters. 

Self-Nomination Forms are available on the website now through  June 14, 2019 .

Are you interested in serving as an officer?
You may reach out with questions to Recruitment Committee Chair Charlotte Barnard at charbarnard@yahoo.com or CLICK HERE to self-nominate and for more information.
Be sure to check out news from National at the all-new NKBA.org
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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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