What happens in Vegas,
stays in… winds up on the AN blog. Yes, we’re in Sin City this week attending the first-ever Design and Construction Week, which includes both the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS). Two mega-conventions in one provided us with lots to see, from high-performance materials to innovative technologies. We’ve rounded up some of the many highlights here. If you need proof that kitchens, baths, and building products can be sexy, keep reading.
Crystalline, by Clarke Architectural
Some of our favorite designs in the show came from Clarke architectural, a Texas company that hires renowned architects and designers to design its sculptural baths. All products are constructed in the U.S. The Crystalline bath (above) was designed by New York firm Hariri & Hariri.
SaphirKeramik by Laufen
Laufen unveiled its new SaphirKeramik sinks at the show. This new material, made in part with sapphire, is far thinner than the industry standard, and can be shaped in entirely new ways.
Motivo by Caesarstone
Caesarstone’s Motivo is the first quartz surface incorporating sculpted pattern designs. The slabs can be used for homes and commercial interiors for paneling, panels, and even furniture.
NightLight by Kohler
Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? Kohler’s Nightlight uses two LED light displays to illuminate its toilets in a soft glow. This is especially good if you don’t like to turn on the bathroom light in the middle of the night.
NativeStone by Native Trails
Native Trails’ NativeStone collection uses a sustainable blend of concrete, rope, and other materials, which are lightweight, scratch and crack resistant, and quite unique.
Classtone by Neolith
Neolith’s new Classtone collection combines silicon, quartz, and other natural materials heated and compacted to create a surface with almost no porosity, which is scratch and stain resistant and easy to clean. The marble patterns are scanned from real marble. Can be used for floors, walls, counters, tables, and facades.
Sotria Bath Collection by Brizo
Inspired by Midcentury Modernism, Briza’s new Sotria line features sharp angles and sexy channels. Available this spring, the collection would look perfect in the lair of a James Bond villain.
Dekton by Cosentino
This new surface is created through “ultra-compaction,” creating sizes and thinness that was previously impossible. The highly diverse material is also resistant to abrasion, stains, and pretty much anything else.
Hafele Lifts by Häfele
Depend on Häfele to make things ultra-easy to use. Their Verso lift system glides over the top of a cabinet and stays in position when released.
Pro Grand Steam by Thermador
Americans are finally waking up to healthier steam cooking, and it showed at this year’s show. Thermador’s handsome Pro Grand Steam range features steam and just about every other type of cooking option: burners, griddle, grill, convection, etc.
Temp20 By Delta
Delta’s new Temp2O is a built-in digital temperature display featuring LED color indicators to easily convey water temperature.
Eastern Promise by Ann Sacks
The company collaborated with designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create this Middle Eastern–inspired tile collection. Bullard also designed the Hermitage and Mousharabia collections.