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Focus Future Perfect Three design students envision kitchen and bath design in 2020 The 2009 NKBA/K+BB Student Essay Contest asked: It is the year 2020, what innovations and design trends will your clients want? Twenty-nine students (registered NKBA Student members attending a full- or part-time NKBA Supported or Endorsed Program) responded, and three were selected. The finalists are eligible for a first-prize award of $1,500, a second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500, in addition to an expense-paid trip to K/BIS in Atlanta, where the winners will be revealed at the K+BB booth (B2242). Following are the three finalists’ essays. Congratulations! There have been times in our not-so-distant past come to express the family and be a place where when the world has held its breath, waiting for the individuals can express themselves. dawn of tomorrow. Humanity lived in the shadow Vanished will be the cold, muted, feigned-quality of doubt and fear. A great uncertainty held the materials. Our kitchens will be genuine. Wood cabihearts of all nations’ peoples alike. Would the netry, natural countertops and other renewable, father and son come home from the war? Would organic materials will preserve the environment for the the mother and daughter be able to look to the benefit of our children and the rising generations. future with happiness? Where did the nations find Glass and metal accents in windows, insets, hardware strength to not only press on, but once again smile and backsplashes give foresight into the advanceand laugh with one another? Winston Churchill, ments of the future. Focused on the natural and during the perilous days of World War II, lifted an organic, the kitchen will set the stage and ambiance echoing voice of hope: “A love for tradition has for our family values. Lacey Janelle Madsen never weakened a nation; indeed it has strengthDeparted will be the looming, fulsome, forged status School: Brigham Young ened nations in their hour of peril.” Whether it is of appliances. Our kitchens will be intimate. Traditional University, ID today or in the year 2020, amidst our current wars, Program: Interior Design atmosphere will be kept through methods of cooking, economic crises and changing politics, we ask oursuch as gas, flame creating the sense of comfort and selves where shall we find our smiles, our laughter and our hope? stability. Computer and nanotechnology will aid the advancements of The answers are found in the combination of future technology and energy-efficient and environmentally conscious refrigerators, freezers, a renewal of past traditions, once found embedded in the heart of dishwashers, ovens and other appliances. Attentive to technology, the the home: the kitchen. kitchen will ease and conserve our efforts and time, precious time better Artist Marco Evaristti described the kitchen essentially being the heart spent safeguarding our family. of the home in his own personal way: “It means everything, and this is Lost will be the flickering, wasteful, insidious lighting. Our kitchens will where I feel most at home. The kids come tramping in wearing their dirty be loyal. Abundant natural, full-spectrum and efficient lighting will invite shoes and with their friends in tow, throw their books onto the dining child and adult to nestle into home and linger for a longer conversation. table and get on with either doing their homework or playing a game. Combinations of general, task and accent lighting will make each task When I open the fridge, I know that I’ll find pâté, sausage and all the more manageable, more focused and more productive. Dedicated to stuff kids like to eat.” lighting, the kitchen will illuminate our daily lives, drawing the family closThis is the traditional kitchen sought after in the year 2020, where we er together. return from the hustle and bustle of the working world to the peace and Where materialism, prestige, wealth and expense have brought govcloseness of family. ernments to their knees, kitchens focused on the future of tradition will Gone will be the sterility of manufactured, streamlined, boxed become a symbol of the family rising from the dust. We will be strengthkitchens. Our kitchens will be tranquil. Organic, curvilinear shapes will ened once more in our hours of peril. Smiles will be seen from face to influence the island as it wraps around the cook, emphasize the form face. Hope will be felt heart to heart. Laughter will once more ring ear to and aesthetics of furniture that family will gather around to play games ear for, as the Irish proverb says, “Laughter is brightest, in the place and dictate the height of cabinetry as child and adult stand side by where food is.” And where is that place? In the kitchen, the traditional side helping each other. Attuned to craftsmanship, the kitchen will heart of the home. Continued on page 18 16 + K BB May 2009 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of K/BIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - May 2009

KBB - May 2009
Contents
Online Contents
Online News
Editorial
Focus
Trends
Products
Profile
Design
Top Projects
Merit Projects
Cover Story - Clean Slate: A Spa-Like Bath Turns to Stone
Honorable Mentions
Practice
Education
Editorial Index
Ad Index
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