7 Great Products at KBIS – Azure Magazine

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By: David Dick-Agnew

The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, running until February 6 in Las Vegas, will display everything from kitchen systems to surfacing and appliances. Here are seven standout new lines – by Poggenpohl, Laufen and more – you’ll see there.

1 + Edition by Poggenpohl

The German manufacturer has been making kitchens and cabinetry for over 120 years, but +Edition, debuting in North American at KBIS, is decidedly modern. The line’s white lacquer cabinetry is complemented my walnut veneer, and the LED-lit upper glass cabinets are framed with matching trim.

2 Kartell by Laufen

Another overseas line appearing for the first time in North America is this collaboration between Swiss bathroom fixture manufacturer Laufen and and Italy’s Kartell, known for high-quality plastic furnishings. The results is a suite of washbasins, tubs, shelving, furniture and access that combine white ceramics with pop colours.

3 M Series by Swanstone

American maker of granite products Swanstone offers the M Series of kitchen sinks in a variety of styles, under- or over-mounted with one or two basins, and in four shades ranging from white to black. The drains of this contemporary-styles sink are placed off-centre to maximize the usable surface on the bottom of each basin.

4 Torquay by Cambria

The Waterstone collection, an addition to Cambria’s line of natural quartz surfacing, comprises several lines inspired by the look of granite and marble. Torquay’s off-white colour and subtle patterning make it a fir for the clean look of many contemporary kitchens.

5 Jenna by Ronbow

California-based Ronbow, a manufacturer of bathroom vanities, will introduce three contemporary lines at KBIS, including the minimalist Jenna. Available in two widths, Jenna can be paired for double vanities. The finish and counter surface are offered in several different colour options.

6 Magma Black by Formica

For the look of stone on a high-pressure-laminate budget, Formica has introduced the 180fc collection, drawing on the look of granite in bold colours like gold, red and black. Magma Black, a dark background in Formica’s textured Radiance finish is striated with lines of golf, grey and rust with highlights of white crystal.

7 EcoLogic by Niagara Conservation

Designed to operate without a flapper -the part most likely to fail in conventional toilets ­-EcoLogic is virtually maintenance-free and avoids tank condensation. Its unique design achieves a high-performance flush using only 1.28 gallons, leading to huge savings in water consumption.

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