KBIS logo cmyk date vert 01 February 03, 2016

2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show recap

KBIS_logo_cmyk_date_vert-01 Dan spent time at the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) in Las Vegas in January. The world’s largest international trade event exclusively for the kitchen and bath industry, KBIS featured some truly innovative and bold trends coming to kitchen and bath design in 2016 and beyond.


The Kohler booth showed us that trends do swing back around. Although when it comes to brass, Kohler designers have a modern approach to blending silver and brass with this faucet and polished stainless steel sink combo. Most people think you need to match brass and silver, but according to Kohler, you don’t have to. Past_Basket_KBIS_Show_Recap_1


Dan explored the KBIS showroom floor with Tyler Bushong from Premier Custom-Built Cabinetry, who pointed out the most innovative hardware coming out in the kitchen and bath industry. Sugatsune stood out with a motion technology sliding door system that easy (and stylishly) conceals a television. [playlist type="video" ids="3062"]


Häfele is a worldwide supplier of hardware components for home. This interesting accessory drawer is made out of EcoDomo leather belts. EcoDomo manufactures recycled leather that can be used on any surface where wood us used in custom interiors. [playlist type="video" ids="3067"]


Clearly defining the marriage of art and tradition, Chambord of France featured a brown leather and stainless steel single bowl apron sink. Past_Basket_KBIS_Recap 4


Formica is back, and the brand you knew from the 1960s is long gone! With surfaces like the IdealEdge (which eliminates the flat edge and brown seam known with traditional formica counter tops) and this waterfall edge 180fx® style that mimics true-to-scale granite patterns, modern design surfacing trumps all memory of a retro past. Past_Basket_KBIS_Recap 5


This Neolith sink is a dead ringer of Italian calacutta marble. A 100% eco-friendly company, Neolith is creating sustainable surfaces that have a minimal effect on the environment and can be completely recycled. Past_Basket_KBIS_Recap 6We look forward to another year with our clients and anticipate bringing the latest in technology and design to your living spaces! The Past Basket Design Team