FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Best of KBIS 2018 Award Winners Announced
(Orlando, FL /Alpharetta, GA.) – January 11, 2018 – The 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, announced the Best of KBIS 2018 award winners in a ceremony held on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The Best of KBIS awards recognize and honor the best of the best from kitchen and bath industry on display at KBIS 2018.
The Best of KBIS 2018 award winners by category are:
- Best of Kitchen: Gold – Tresco Lighting by Rev-A-Shelf
- Best of Kitchen: Silver – FlexWash + FlexDry by Samsung Electronics
- Best of Bath: Gold – Grid by Kallista
- Best of Bath: Silver – D-KAURI designed by Daniel Germani for Cosentino
- Best of Smart Home Technology – Front Load Washer with QuickDrive by Samsung Electronics
- Best in Show – Grid by Kallista
The 2018 Best of KBIS Awards were sponsored by Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home, and Dream Kitchens & Baths magazine brands from the Meredith Corporation. Karman Hotchkiss, executive editor, Luxury Home Portfolio, Meredith Core Media, served alongside Suzie Williford, executive vice president of industry relations and chief strategy officer, to host the awards ceremony.
Best of KBIS award winners were hand selected by the 2018 judging committee, which included:
Craig Couture, designer, Cypress Design Company
Jeremy Parcels, AKBD, designer, Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath
Austin Pike, principal and lead designer, Showroom Marketing
Suzanne Scott, lead designer and owner, Suzanne Kristine Interiors
Molly Switzer, AKBD, principal designer and owner, Molly N. Switzer Designs
KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.
Early in 2013, the NKBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas in February 2014 under the banner of Design & Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.
More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design & Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.