Design and Construction Week
Las Vegas Nevada, January 18-22 2015
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), is an exciting, interactive stage that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies all housed together with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), under the banner of Design and Construction Week. This mega event attracts over 125,000 attendees and houses more than 3,750 exhibitors with 4.7 million net square feet of exhibits all to inspire and drive the possibilities of home forward!
Design and Construction Week is a great way for manufacturers and service providers to connect with designers and other industry pros. The show provides limitless inspiration and the designs found here will translate into new and innovative concepts for my clients. Some of my favorites from this year’s exciting new products are a $9,500 toilet, beautiful geometric tiles and sculptured wood panels, as well as a range of sculptured and painted tubs. Check out more of my finds below.
I look forward to transforming what I've discovered into tangible designs for my clients.
Whether the tubs are sculptured or painted, they stand out as a piece of art. The Kanvas™ collection by Aquabrass brings art to the bathroom in a limited series of hand-painted freestanding bathtubs, each one signed by the artist. Clarke Architectural brings you full range of visually striking museum quality creations designed to be centerpieces of any bathroom.
TOTO has developed a self-cleaning WASHLET with its new Actilight technology. Actilight consists of two phases that actively fight waste and bacteria. Prior to the first use, the WASHLET sprays the toilet bowl with water. Once the toilet is flushed, the WASHLET sprays the bowl with electrolysed water. This water has an antibacterial effect and prevents waste from accumulating. The toilet bowl also has a special hydrophilic zirconium-coated surface, which helps the electrolysed water simply wash the waste away. The toilet lid features a UV light which is activated once the lid is shut. This light triggers the decomposition process of the waste particles on the zirconium-coated surface. The result -- a toilet that stays clean over the long term.
These bold doors make quite the welcoming statement.
Novo Inspired by design
This indoor outdoor planter collection is bold, bright and beautiful. It would make a great statement next to any entry or deck.
Rubbermaid and Organized Living were present with the latest must haves for your closet. Along with others from recessed fold out ironing boards to 360 degrees of rotating corner storage.
Formica Corporation paired with iconic potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler to bring nine exclusive designs that make countertops pop and surfaces shine.
LOVE these architectural panels
Some random photos from the trade floor.
At an early age I set out to see the world, and while having already visited over 50 countries, I feel that my journey is just beginning. For me, travel and design go hand in hand. Whether seeking out great shops in trendy neighborhoods or exploring the architectural environment around me, discovering design inspiration everywhere I go enriches me to transform a client’s needs and desires into into their dream home.
Mike Howard is an award-winning designer specializing in kitchens, baths and small space design.