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Sleek designs prevail at KBIS 2015

Sleek designs prevail at KBIS 2015

It’s already Day 2 of Design & Construction Week, which combines the International Builders Show, the Kitchen and Bath Industry show, the International Window Coverings Expo, the Las Vegas Market and the International Surface Event.

Yesterday Bob Mader and I visited many industry manufacturers throughout the day to see the newest kitchen and bathroom products on the market. So far, I have noticed some of the faucet designs are inspired by autos and airplanes of the past. I’m thinking as far back as the 1950s.

Brizo's Sotria Collection.

For example, Brizo’s Sotria Collection is influenced by car tail fins and airplanes. This faucet is available with a closed or channel spout, and there is also a freestanding tub filler and multi-function showerhead available for the bathroom too.

Another faucet that caught my eye as I was visiting booths yesterday was Delta’s Compel bathroom faucet.

Carol Ann Kemper, product manager at Delta, said this faucet design is reminiscent of car hood ornament. You can definitely see that this is a minimal and clean design, perfect for an urban space.

Delta's Compel faucet.

Today’s Tweet-up!

Keep any eye out for our KBIS 2015 Day 2 coverage! In a few hours we will be visiting more manufacturers and industry professionals! Plus, at 4:00 p.m. PST today, join us for a Tweet-up focused on water conservation issues, and the latest and greatest kitchen and bath products and technologies. Make sure to use the hashtag #KBISChat to be a part of the conversation!

Questions during the Tweet-up will include the following:

  • What was your favorite water conservation product at the show?
  • What is the most innovative product you've seen at the show?
  • What product do you think will save your customers the most water?
  • WaterSense toilets are available with flush volumes as low as 0.8-gpf — but are your customers interested in low GPF toilets?
  • In the shower, are your customers interested in water conservation or in a luxurious, full-flow shower?
  • How will the 2015 water heater efficiency regulations change the way that water heaters are installed in new housing?
  • Sensor faucets are a staple in commercial washrooms, but have they caught on in residential powder rooms or in the kitchen?

Here are instructions to join us:

  • Login to your Twitter Account
  • Visit the #KBISChat thread by clicking on this link.
  • The chat begins promptly at 4 p.m. (PST). At this time the first question will be released.
  • All questions will be marked in the format Q1:, Q2:, Q3: etc…
  • To answer or respond to a question please respond with the letter A and the corresponding question number. Ex: A1:, A2:, A3:, etc…
  • Make sure your tweet ends with #KBISChat so we can track your response. If your tweet exceeds 140 characters, make sure you end the first part of the tweet with “…” followed by #KBISChat.
  • Each question will be released every 10 minutes.
  • We will do our best to respond to everyone. Depending on the size of the chat, we may not be able to get to your response until after the chat has ended.

I look forward to chatting it up with you during the tweet-up!


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