Kitchen Trends Best of KBIS 2016 Award Winners
Here are this year’s best kitchen and bath product winners taking the top five awards for Best of KBIS 2016 at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Congratulations to this year’s design winners!
1) Best in Show is Electrolux for Perfect Steam Washer w/ LuxCare Wash and SmartBoost
2) Best of Kitchen: Gold is Walker Zanger for Kaza Concrete
3) Best of Kitchen: Silver is Liebherr for Undercounter Pullout Refrigerator
4) Best of Bath: Gold is DXV by American Standard for Vibrato Faucet
5) Best of Bath: Silver is Robern for Balletto Vanity
Best in Show Award
Perfect Steam Washer with LuxCare Wash and SteamBoost Technology by Electrolux – The new Electrolux Perfect Steam™ washing machine received the highest honor of the five KBIS awards given out each year: Best in Show, standing out as the best in new product innovations. The washer uses a special chamber and pump reserved solely for thoroughly mixing detergent and water before the laundry cycle begins. This complete pre-infusion of soap and washing liquid apparently unlocks the full dirt-fighting power and stain-lifting potential of its cleaning solution. The LuxCare Wash system controls a combination of washing machine behaviors such as mechanical movement, cycle timing, load sensing, and water temperature to maximize cleaning power. It also efficiently saves water!
Best of Kitchen Gold Award
Kaza Concrete by Walker Zanger. We are thrilled to have our Walker Zanger line win a best of Kitchen Gold award at KBIS 2016. This tile is so different you won’t be able to stop touching it. The Kaza concrete collection blends texture, artistry, and technology in 3-D luxury tile for the modern kitchen and bath!
Best of Kitchen Silver Award
UPR 503 Undercounter Pullout Refrigerator by Liebherr. Liebherr debuted their new undercounter pull-out refrigerator with glass shelves and fully extendable soft-closing and self-retracting drawers, and LED lighting. The refrigerator can be paneled to match your custom cabinetry and adjusted in height and depth to match that of the counter space, providing an optimal fit for countertops up to 34 inches high.
Best of Bath Gold Award
Vibrato Faucet, DXV by American Standard. Pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, the Vibrato faucet is the first residential faucet created with 3D printing in METAL. When turned on, the faucet offers the illusion that water magically appears from the faucet. Its lace design has interesting decorative possibilities.
Best of Bath Silver Award
Balletto vanity by Robern. This vanity comes in 13 different colors and three graceful leg finishes to choose from. It has one-of-a-kind tip-out hidden side storage on both sides for things like makeup, razors, hairbrushes, or hand towels. The minimalist design is both transitional and contemporary.
Final Call for Entries
BlueStar® Kitchen Designer of the Year. Ken and I will be on the judging panel led by Eric Cohler of Eric Cohler Designs, New York, for the Inaugural Kitchen Design Competition to crown the best BlueStar® kitchen. This annual competition is open for entries through January 31, 2016. The contest encourages professional kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, builders and remodelers to submit outstanding kitchen designs for the chance to win the title of BlueStar Kitchen Designer of the Year. One Grand Prize winner will receive BlueStar® appliances for their home kitchen, the title “BlueStar® Kitchen Designer of the Year” as well as a trip to New York City for the 2016 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
Six regional winners will be given a BlueStar® cookware set, which retails between $400 and $500; promotion of the winning kitchen design on the BlueStar® website and promotion of the winning kitchen on the brand’s social media properties. See the entire judging panel and contest details here.