KBIS 2017: Photo Review of An Amazing Week in Design! [Part 1 of 2]

Exclusive Photos from the KBIS 2017 Conference in Orlando!

Every year, the annual KBIS conference is THE foremost week of design in North America, and the 2017 KBIS conference was no exception. From January 10-12, 2017, KBIS 2017 took over Orlando with stellar design exhibits, contests, seminars and the largest array of design industry exhibitors North America will see all year.

KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)
KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)

Thanks to our friends at Peter Salerno Inc. (winners of more North American design awards than anyone since 2002, and NKBA members), we’re able to bring you exclusive photographs from INSIDE the KBIS 2017 Convention! 

KBIS 2017: The KBIS NeXT Stage

A major highlight of this year’s conference was the KBIS NeXT Stage, presented by the NKBA and sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The KBIS NeXT Stage showcased the industry’s latest trends and insights shared by leading kitchen and bath experts.

The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.
The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.

One of KBIS NeXT’s prominent features was the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, featuring a crop of outstanding home, kitchen, and bath design professionals under 30 from across North America. By the way – congratulations to Peter Salerno Inc.’s Anthony Michael Salerno for being one of this year’s 30 Under 30!

Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.

Anthony’s selection as a 30 Under 30 recipient gave us incredible access (and photos) to the KBIS NeXT Stage, so we can thank him for some of the awesome photos you see here!

Anthony Salerno's 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno’s 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.

KBIS 2017: Appliance Trends, La Cornue + Rangecraft

We also LOVE the new appliance trends at KBIS 2017 – most notably, what La Cornue had to offer. The featured color of La Cornue range on the KBIS Conference floor was a true jaw-dropper and the talk of many design exhibitors and attendees.

The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.
The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.

It was also great to see Rangecraft featured so prominently. Makers of fine custom range hoods from a diverse assortment of materials, Rangecraft is (in our opinion) an “IT” company to watch in 2017. If you love the concept of a custom range hood (especially stainless steel) in your home or professional kitchen, Rangecraft is certainly a brand to keep in mind.

Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.
Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.

If you love the photos you see featured in this article and want even more – fear not! We’ll be back in just a few short days with Part 2 of our Photo Review of KBIS 2017!

KBIS 2017 in Orlando: Take the Tiny House Challenge and More!

Tiny House Challenge, NKBA 30 Under 30 Headline KBIS 2017

The KBIS 2017 Conference is moving to Orlando this year, and it’s never been bigger (or better)! From the Discovery District to KBIS NeXT, the socially active #KBTribe to the Cedia Smart Home Pavilion, there are more facets, features and fun finds at KBIS 2017 than ever before.

KBIS 2017 comes to Orlando on Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)
KBIS 2017 comes to Orlando on Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)

The KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) 2017 conference runs from January 10-12, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For 50 years, KBIS has been the voice of the kitchen and bath industrys. Owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest product innovations and trends from leading kitchen and bath brands.

In an unprecedented level of displays, over 500 brands (1oo of them brand new) will be placed across two massive halls at KBIS 2017. The ability to source, shop, connect and interact with the top brands, products and manufacturers in one location makes KBIS unique from any other convention.

Here are a few highlights of what is sure to be an amazing KBIS 2017 convention!

A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

KBIS 2017’s Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition

One of the most entertaining new aspects of KBIS 2017 is sure to be the Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition. Based loosely on the hit HGTV show and NKBA’s ingenuity, entrants will capitalize on the “tiny house challenge” trend and compete to win fantastic tech/gadget prizes. The esteemed panel of judges for the KBIS 2017 Tiny Home Challenge: Student Edition includes Peter Salerno (CMKBD), NKBA member and most award-winning NKBA/KBIS designer since 2003.

NKBA and KBIS NeXT Present the 2017 30 Under 30

The prestigious “2017 30 Under 30” list was released by the NKBA, and its slate of young design professionals will be in attendance at KBIS 2017 as part of the KBIS NeXT series. The 30 Under 30 Awards were created in 2013 to recognize the elite young future of the industry and promote their growth through recognition, education and career enhancement opportunities.

The 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Awards inductees will be a centerpiece of the KBIS 2017 convention. Their research, work and team-building focus will conclude with a KBISNeXT 2017 stage presentation and question-and-answer session on January 11, 2017.

The KBIS 2017 Innovative Showroom Awards

KBIS 2017 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards!
KBIS 2017 features the finals of the Innovative Showroom Awards!

The Innovative Showroom Awards celebrate existing showrooms in the kitchen & bath space that are doing a great job of engagement, creating an unforgettable experience, and educating their customers. Showrooms will be judged on their innovative, unique and interactive showroom design and will be awarded at KBIS 2017 on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage.

Past winners of Innovative Showroom Awards include such notable names as ANN SACKS Chicago, PIRCH Atlanta, and Peter Salerno Inc. of Wyckoff, NJ.

For more information or to register for the KBIS 2017 convention (January 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, FL), please visit this link.