Retail Observer

April 2019

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RO veterans, fall prevention in the home, and technology for safer living in place. The Living in Place Institute also hosted a product showcase featuring Monogram, TOTO, Rev-A-Shelf, Cosentino, Viega and Control4. Control4 was the title sponsor of the Living in Place Recognized Product Tour around the show floor. SALON BY KBIS New this year was Salon by KBIS, a tented exhibition area located outside of South Hall. The boutique-style space featured exclusive design-forward brands curated by Modenus and Design Milk. Along with exhibiting brands, the Salon included the DMMTalks Lounge, and KBIS THINK and the Lightovation Pavilion and Lounge, which featured programming with experts in illumination, resources from the American Lighting Association, and an interactive virtual reality experience. Panel sponsors included Stikwood, KOHLER, House of Rohl, Ann Sacks, Control4 and CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association). NKBA NEXT UP AND THIS OLD HOUSE GENERATION NEXT The NKBA at KBIS collaborated once again with the team of This Old House to kick off the 2019 Generation Next philanthropic campaign that encourages and empowers young people to join the skilled trades. A panel discussion on Skilled Labor, moderated by Richard Trethewey, led into a Cheers for Trade Careers cocktail and raffle in support of the Skilled Labor Fund. KBIS 2020 will return to Las Vegas January 21-23, 2020. Please visit for more information about KBIS. RO

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