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Eight exhibitors took home awards in the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show’s Best of KBIS awards, including a 3D printed faucet from DXV, which won Best of Show.

The annual awards program recognizes new and innovative products debuting at KBIS. Winners, selected from more than 100 entries and 50 finalists, were announced in a ceremony on the show’s KBISNeXT Stage on February 21, the last day of the show.

“Every year, the Best of KBIS award winners set the tone for innovation and certainly deserve the industry-wide spotlight that only this show can offer,” says Brian Pagel, senior vice president at Emerald Expositions, the operator of KBIS. “We are proud to play a key role in recognizing the ‘best of the best’ at KBIS.”

The 2019 Best of KBIS judging committee included Laurie Haefele, Assoc. AIA, founder of Haefele Design; Aimee Inouye, AKBD, founder of AID+D; Kelly Morisseau, CMKBD, CID, of MSK Design Build; Nathan Reynolds, CAPS, CLIPP, interior designer at Insperiors, LLC; and Aston Smith, kitchen designer at Bilotta Kitchens.

DXV Blade faucet

Best of Show: DXV by American Standard

The Blade 3D Printed Faucet is “designed to surprise and delight the user with a unique water experience.” Blade is printed in stainless steel and finished by hand.

Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch range

Kitchen Gold: Signature Kitchen Suite

Signature Kitchen Suite’s 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range features the cooking functionality of six appliances, including a built-in sous vide, induction and gas burners, a combi steam oven, and a convection oven.

Zip Water HydroTap

Kitchen Silver: Zip Water: Culligan International Company

HydroTap provides instant filtered boiled, chilled, or sparkling water from a single tap. Six faucet designs and 12 colors are available.

TOTO Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension

Bath Gold: TOTO

Flotation Tub With ZERO DIMENSION simulates zero gravity by using body posture to eliminate the mechanical load on their joints. The tub is constructed of the company’s Galaline man-made marble material. The tub also features a neck spa, massage jets, and a lighted skirt.

Hansgrohe PowderRain showerhead

Bath Silver: Hansgrohe

PowderRain from Hansgrohe creates microdroplets to provide a warmer and more drenching shower experience with less splashing.

Flo by Moen water monitor system

Smart Home Technology: Moen

Moen has partnered with Flo Technologies to introduce Flo by Moen, a water detection system that can prevent leaks and water damage. The system can alert homeowners to slight irregularities via smartphone and turn the water system off in the event of a large leak.

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Arcadia Series kitchen

Outdoor Living: Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

Kalamazoo Arcadia Series Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets feature a transitional look, with horizontal lines and contrasting materials. Boards covering the cabinets can be specified in oiled ipe wood or powder-coated stainless steel. The cabinets accommodate all company grills, smokers, cooktops, and refrigeration. Matching appliance surrounds and finishing panels are also available.

Fotile sink dishwasher

Impact Award: Fotile

Fotile’s space-saving Sink Dishwasher fits next to the kitchen sink for easy access. The dishwasher can finish dish loads in less than 30 minutes and can also be used clean fruits and vegetables or chill seafood.


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