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Glideware to Unveil New Product at KBIS 2016

Jan 19, 2016

The Best of KBIS winner who reinvented organization does it again with the Not-So-Lazy Susan and outdoor design

Glideware®, the 2014 Best of KBIS Winner Kitchen – Silver, who reinvented organization with the product of the same name, is doing it again at the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Their full line of products for the kitchen, closet, garage, utility closet, and even the outdoors, will be on display at their booth (N1631), and throughout the show.

How It All Started
What started as a “honey-do” project three years ago, has transformed the way to organize the home. Named in part because the hanging pots and pans glide in and out of the cabinet without banging together, Glideware takes no more storage space than traditional cabinet drawers and organizers, and does it so much better.

The concept of Glideware started with a sketch on a napkin, and a kitchen project for Glideware founders, Dave and Jenny Hall. In fact, it really began with the receipt of new cookware. The couple realized the drawer that held their old pots and pans wasn’t going to work. If the pans were stacked, it could scratch the Teflon® coating. Jenny Hall, co-founder of Glideware, charged her husband, Dave, to find a solution.

Where to See Them at KBIS Today, Glideware is now selling in over 37 states, Canada and online, and will make their third showing at KBIS 2016. Glideware is proud to co-exhibit with CABICO Custom Cabinetry, who are providing custom cabinetry built to house Glideware’s extensive line of organizing products.

“We are excited to return to the place where our idea, Glideware, received its validation from members of the industry – KBIS,” said Dave Hall, founder of Glideware. “To us, KBIS is an opportunity to share our ideas and receive feedback and encouragement. The show provides us endless opportunities to grow and evolve with current and prospective clients.”

In addition to their booth, Glideware’s products will be on display at the Sugatsune America Inc. (N1751) and Richelieu Hardware Ltd (S9019) booths.

Taking a Bite Out of Kitchen Design at DesignBites
Glideware will also participate in the first-ever DesignBites program, a quick, informative presentation format that will be held on the KBISNeXTTM Stage at noon on Tuesday, January 19, where the Not-So-Lazy Susan will make its world debut. Glideware was selected along with Wellborn Cabinet Inc., Blanco, BlueStar, Viking Range, 2020 and Stikwood for the kitchen product presentations.

The brands were selected based on a combination of newness, innovation, and inspiration. They will have three minutes to present, followed by a two-minute media Q&A period. Each brand will be introduced by Scott McGillivray, host and executive producer of HGTV’s Income Property and Flipping the Block.

Get to Know the Not-So-Lazy Susan
Members of the media are invited to join Glideware and Blum just after DesignBites at 2PM in the Blum booth N1815. Members of the Blum team along with Jenny and Dave Hall will be on hand to share how they found inspiration and mentorship in Blum founder, Karl Rudisser and how Blum has partnered with Glideware to evolve the innovation and technology of their products over the past three years.

The group will then be escorted to the Glideware Booth N1631 to experience the Not-So-Lazy Susan in person, and to hear the story of how this husband and wife business went from their garage to distributing across North America.

“When we first launched Glideware, members of the NKBA and fellow exhibitors like Karl encouraged us to present at KBIS 2014,” says Jenny Hall. “It is through the NKBA and KBIS that we have met many wonderful people in the industry who have provided us with great advice, support, and mentoring.”

In addition to introducing the Not-So-Lazy Susan into their line of cabinet and closet organizers, Glideware has developed a new hook design in several finishes to be used with their full line of products. Attendees to this event will be provided an up-close look at the patent-pending designs, and hear about what they can expect next from Glideware, including Glideware with Blum Servo-Drive and new organizing trays.

To rsvp for the Glideware/Blum event, please contact Kristen Jenkins, White Good, at kjenkins@whitegood.com or at 717.693.3442 (mobile).

Take Organization Outdoors
New for KBIS, the Outdoor Products Area located in the South Hall of the Last Vegas Convention Center showcases a fully functioning outdoor space featuring kitchen and living design trends. Glideware was chosen to take part, including the Glideware Outdoor Organizer. Featuring stainless steel slides and five hooks, the weather-resistant Outdoor Organizer is made from Polyethylene, is the world’s first outdoor kitchen organizer.

To set up a private tour of the Glideware booth, for additional information, high resolution images or to arrange a private tour of the Glideware booth or interview, please contact Kristen Jenkins, White Good, at kjenkins@whitegood.com or at 717.693.3442 (mobile).

About Glideware:
Launched in 2013, after struggling to find a solid solution for storing a new set of cookware, Jenny and Dave Hall began Glideware™ with a mission to invent new ways to organize “stuff”. The original product was a one-of-a- kind hardware innovation, recognized as a Best of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show winner, and one of This Old House Magazines’ top 100 products. Today, the Glideware portfolio has evolved into a full complement of organization solutions for closets, mud rooms, lockers, vanities and kitchens – indoors and out – all proudly made in America. View the complete Glideware product series at Glideware.com.

Media Contact:
Kristen Jenkins
White Good
kjenkins@whitegood.com
717.693.3442

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