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NKBA Welcome IDS (Interior Design Society) to KBIS 2022

Feb 1, 2022

40 IDS members participate in curated Show Tours

(Hackettstown, NJ) – February 01, 2022 – The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath, residential design and construction professionals, welcomes 40 members of the Interior Design Society (IDS) to the event.  Two curated tours, led by award-winning California designer, Wendy Glaister will connect IDS members with brands, programs and networking events at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, February 8-10, 2022.

The Interior Design Society (IDS)

IDS is an independent national organization comprising more than 2,000 members.  Dedicated to serving the residential design industry, IDS was founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores.  Since it’s founding the IDS has expanded its focus to support professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.

The NKBA is pleased to welcome these design professionals – many of whom are new to the show – as a step towards developing larger collaborations and partnerships in the future.

“I was so pleased when the IDS membership reached out to explore the possibility of bringing a group of design pros to KBIS,” said Suzie Williford, EVP and chief strategy officer, NKBA. “The future of our organizations rests on uncovering mutually beneficial ways we should and can collaborate, underpinning the importance of the professional designer in making our lives safer, smarter and more beautiful.”

Curated Tours – Brands Announced

The NKBA and IDS have developed two curated tours for IDS members, hosted by Wendy Glaister. 
The tours will include stops at various exhibitor locations as well as the KBIS Next Stage and other programming locations. Exhibitors were invited to self-nominate for consideration by IDS.  Selected exhibitors include:

Cosentino

Zip Water

Infinity Drain

Trone

Vent-a-hood

Emtek Hardware

House of Rohl

Kohler

CAFE Appliances

NKBA   

IDS National, executive director Jenny Caro shares, “On behalf of IDS members across the country, we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with the NKBA, as a way to bring together our members like never before, forging stronger connections and developing bonds that uplift our entire design and trade community.”

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 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the professional certifications and learning, community and events. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About IDS

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is an independent national organization comprised of more than 2,000 members. One of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry, IDS embraces four core values including professionalism, community, influence and growth. The IDS National headquarters is located in High Point, NC, the world’s home furnishings capital. Founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores, the Interior Design Society has long since expanded its focus to provide support to professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald, a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. With over 140 events each year, the Emerald team are creators and connectors who are thoroughly immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. For more information, visit http://www.emeraldx.com.

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