SHOW NEWS

Salon by KBIS Offers Three Days of Innovative Products, Education and Networking

Feb 11, 2019

                                                New Area Has Brands,
Programming and Thought-Provoking Sessions for Every Taste

(Alpharetta,
Ga.) – February 12, 2018
At
this year’s Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), producers envisioned, designed and executed a new area that would
host a wide selection of exclusive, design-forward brands, have enough space to
accommodate three full days of programming and support an open lounge area
available for attendees to discuss and solve design or business issues in an
open forum. Called Salon by KBIS,
and located just outside of South Hall,  the all-new show area will be featured February
19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“We are very proud of our
inaugural Salonby KBIS and very excited about a new lounge inside Salon, KBIS
THINK – a space for community generated discussion groups on all things that
matter in our industry: Business, new technology, design trends and more. KBIS
visitors can sign up to host a topic or see a list of available topics and join
the conversation. We realize that a show like KBIS is not just about product,
it’s about information, education and conversation and we’re thrilled to be the
ones that can facilitate this,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president,
Emerald Expositions.

Open
every morning at 8:00 a.m., here is a taste of what attendees will experience:

Salon
Features:

KBIS Edit

Brands
curated and promoted by Modenus Media and Design Milk will be showcased in a
boutique setting. This invitation-only space focuses on small batch production,
international luxury brands, bespoke manufacturers and artisans in and around
the kitchen and bath.

Design Milk X Modenus
Talks Lounge

Design Milk and Modenus Media
have partnered with KBIS for
a third year to host the popular Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge sponsored
by Signature
Kitchen Suite
. The Lounge
features talks on design business and important topics such as design business
solutions; Disaster proofing homes; Global design trends and technology in the
home.
 To see the full schedule of talks,
please click here:
https://www.modenus.com/blog/interiordesign/design-milk-x-modenus-talks-lounge-at-kbis-edit

KBIS THINK – Open Seating Lounge Area Providing Food for
Thought

Attendees and exhibitors can take
a break from walking the show to sit, network and chew over all the ideas that
they’ve gleaned from the show. Named KBIS THINK, this 30 x 30 space features a
healthy concession area and supplies for note taking and sketching and is
designed to be a participatory workshop-type area, where show visitors can open
a discussion and invite others to join in the discussion.  

Lightovation Lounge

 

Lightovation
Lounge features two days of lighting-focused programming by nationally recognized
lighting designer Randall Whitehead, IALD, aka “The Lighting Doctor,” and Joe
Rey-Barreau, AIA, longtime director of Education for American Lighting
Association, and professor at the University of Kentucky, aka “The Lighting
Professor.” In addition to leading 20-minute educational sessions on a range of
timely lighting topics, the “Doctor” and the “Professor” also will host office
hours to meet individually with attendees to answer their lighting questions
one-on-one. Lightovation Lounge also brings Dallas Market Center’s Lightovation
event to KBIS via a virtual reality experience that transports attendees to the
largest residential lighting show in North America.

 

Take
a Pic, Tag a Product, Grab Some Swag

Who doesn’t love swag?!  Check out the Swag Booth (BL60019) in the Salon. Use your
phone to take a pic of a product you like, tag it with
#IntheSalon, bring it to the
Swag Booth, and pick out your swag!

Social Events

 

Social Open House

To kick off the new Salon by KBIS,
the design community is invited to stop by February 19 from 8:00 a.m. until
10:00 a.m. to enjoy bubbly and sweet treats.

 

Other social events in the Lounge include the
first-ever New Modernist Mixer sponsored by Kohler, NKBA’s Global Connect Mixer,
sponsored by House of Rohl as well as Signature Kitchen Suite’s Wine Bar, an exciting
new addition to the #DMMTalks Lounge. Wine tasting will be offered to
lounge attendees on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. These invitation-only
events are open to designers and buyers; to learn more and apply for an
invitation, contact Florence@modenus.com


Media Contacts:


Jocelyn Hutt

White Good

717 725 0291            

jhutt@whitegood.com


Olivia Kimmel

White Good

717 368 4883

okimmel@whitegood.com