The 47th annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is right around the corner! This year the show will be at the Chicago’s McCormick Place on April 16‐18, 2010, where more than 30,000 attendees and nearly 700 exhibitors and co‐exhibitors are expected to attend. With many of the world’s leading kitchen and bath manufacturers showcasing their products, one of the largest categories that will be represented on the trade show floor are all the new and innovative plumbing fixtures that includes an array of bathtubs, faucets, showers, sinks, toilets, whirlpools, bidets, saunas, spas, and other bath and kitchen‐related products.
Here is a preview of some of the most innovative products being showcased this year.
MAAX Bath Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer of award‐winning bathroom products for the residential housing market.They will be featuring the freestanding Viaggi bathtub, which radically transforms the art of bathroom design, and similar to a sculpture in a museum, this stunning piece is designed to take center stage in the bathroom. The tub sits effortlessly atop a solid wooden base and features a strikingly modern clean‐cut design. Its rich and earthy textures and colors add to its revolutionary structure an air of modernity and the new bathtub is also amazingly ergonomic
BLANCO has an exciting new product ~ the BLANCO SALON, which is a high‐tech compost bin with MircoEdge™ technology to collect everything from fruit and vegetable peels to egg shells and coffee grounds. This product coordinates with any sink and is an eco‐friendly way to be eco‐conscious indoors and also get a greener garden outside. The SALON is innovative in that it’s a built‐in composting system that doesn’t take up any counter top or under‐the‐sink space, and it has a sealed lid so you can prevent odors. It’s also dishwasher safe and easy to keep clean. (no picture available at this time ~ check back after the show!)
Hansgrohe, the renowned manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures will be showcasing their latest PuraVida™ line, which is already a recipient of numerous awards and the company’s newest venture with Phoenix Design designed to convey “more form, more emotion.” Hansgrohe deliberately turned away from purely geometric forms to embrace gently rounded lines and flowing shapes, and the collection of bathroom faucets, state‐of‐the‐art showers and wide range of accessories strives to transform the modern bathroom into a soothing oasis. Thanks to a proprietary dual‐process innovation, PuraVida offers flowing lines and a stunning, never‐before‐seen, duet of lacquered white surfaces and high‐gloss chrome. Furthermore, the shower components in the PuraVida collection benefit from the company’s revolutionary AIR Power™ technology.
Here is a video of the creation: Hansgrohe PuraVida
Cosentino, a global natural stone manufacturer, will be launching their new Integrity sink which is the first sink to be made completely from one piece of Silestone. It is hygienic properties and a high resistance to scratch, stain and heat. Customers will have a choice of 21 popular colors.
Moen will unveil the new Arbor™ pulldown faucet which features a graceful, high‐arc spout, multi‐function pulldown wand and docking mechanism that offers the perfect combination of form and function. In addition, the S‐shaped handle, which can be installed on the right or left side of the faucet, adds an unexpected touch of style.
ROHL, purveyors of high‐end, luxury faucets, sinks and fixtures for America’s finest homes, resorts and hospitality projects. This year they will feature the new Vincent Series collection. The promise of the Vincent Series emerged from the mountain resort of Saint Vincent nestled in Italy’s Piedmonte region, where picturesque villas and grand villas dot the landscape. ROHL tapped talented Italian craftsmen who interpreted classic European forms and features into striking shapes which resulted in the centerpieces for the new series.
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