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HAPPENINGS

TOTO's electronic bidet
seat - the WASHLET - is
celebrating 40 years in
the industry. The first version in 1980 now includes
an auto open-and-close
lid, auto flush and
technology that increases
comfort and reduces
water consumption.

MEYDA LIGHTING has

received an ADEX
Platinum Award for
Architectural and Design
Excellence for its Smythe
Craftsman Chandel-Air,
an LED light fixture with
an integrated ceiling fan.
The fixture is UL and cUL
listed for dry and damp
locations.

NKBA Global Connect Advisors
Announced
THE NATIONAL KITCHEN & BATH ASSOCIATION (NKBA) recently announced its

2020/2021 NKBA Global Connect Advisors. Twelve vetted subject matter experts
in the fields of sales, distribution, channel,
legal, financial, marketing, brand, product
development, design licensing and business management have been selected to
offer marketplace insights to NKBA Global
Connect subscribers.

The new advisors include (left to right, top to bottom):
Chris Abbate, founder, Novita Communications
Christopher Ardrey, founder, Christopher's Kitchen & Bath
Jason Artus, founding partner, Dovetail Sales
Darrin Conlon, director of Principal Engineers, UL
Joseph Frederic, principal engineer, UL Lighting
Kerrie Kelly, creative director, Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
Lee Mercer, EVP industry relations and business development, IAPMO
Kent Panther, vice president & director of business development, Wray Ward
Beth Dotolo & Carolina Gentry, principal designers, Pulp Designs
Greg Rohl, sales & marketing specialist, The Rohl Model
Don Schultz, business analyst & advisor, Wood Industry, Moran Assoc.
Chris Simcox, owner, The Mesa Group

Flooring Company
Goes Artistic
for Wood

Virtual Design
Challenge Inspires
During COVID

KINGSHAVEN, TAYLOR KING AND WOODBRIDGE FURNITURE

FRANKE GROUP will
merge its FABER HOODS
& COOKING SYSTEMS

and FRANKE KITCHEN
SYSTEMS divisions as of
Jan. 1, 2021. The goal of
the new union is to expand
the company's specialty
areas in food preparation,
cooking and exhaust air
purification.

CARLISLE WIDE PLANK FLOORS HAS DEVELOPED a new cross-

departmental design collaboration - the Transformative Design
Team. This initiative is made up of eight people who will have the
opportunity to envision, conceptualize and share flooring ideas that
reflect and express the beauty and diversity of natural hardwood
flooring as a foundation for inhabited spaces. In its first project,
the team created a finishing process that embraces the many
possibilities of color layering, which has become an increasingly
popular trend. The resulting floor features a vibrant abstract design
reminiscent of a Jackson Pollock painting. To create the floor, the
team applied different finish types using techniques that ranged
from spraying to spackling to simply "spilling" the finish on the floor.

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recently announced the finalists and grand-prize winner of
their summer 2020 Virtual Design Challenge. Those chosen
participated in the challenge's month-long competition to
create virtual designs of luxurious, Parisian-inspired living
spaces with lighting, upholstery and furniture from the three
brands. The Virtual Design Challenge was created to inspire
and support the design industry during the pandemic.
Michael Drolet of Drolet Designs was the grand-prize winner, and his winning design (pictured) features KingsHaven's
Fleur Chandelier and Montparnasse Hexagon Pendant, Taylor King's Abby Swivel Chair and Yates Sofa and Woodbridge
Furniture's Madeline Cocktail Table and Vashon Cabinet.
The finalists were Lindsay Wells Suntag of Lindsay Wells Interiors; Mary E. Sica and Lea Taliercio of Dwayne Bergmann
Interiors; Angie Gardeck of New Perspective Design; and
Erika Pereira of Ikigai Goa.
Watercolor rendering by Danae Hoppe of Danae Designs

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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Happenings
Hot Topic
Trends
Better Business
Tech Savvy
Research Roundup
CEDIA Expo
KBIS 2021
Color Find
Before & After
Solutions
Wellness Design
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Show Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - NKBA Note new & noteworthy
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 13
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Tech Savvy
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - CEDIA Expo
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - KBIS 2021
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Color Find
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - September 2020 - Wellness Design
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