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April 2024

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APRIL 2024 RETAILOBSERVER.COM 13 people with diverse backgrounds from all across the U.S. coming together in support of our industry." During the event, Veronika Miller, Founder of the Designhounds Influencer Network, spoke with Nick Ritchie, SKS Executive Chef, and a panel of design professionals about what it means to design for people, rather than just spaces. AWARDS PROGRAMS BEST BOOTH AWARDS Judged by Rose Dostal, architect and principal designer at RMD Designs LLC; Michael Menn, architect and principal at Michael Menn Limited; Sharon Sherman, founder and owner of Thyme and Place Design; and Meredith Weiss, president of Merri Interiors, Inc., the Best Booth Awards Winners are: Best of Show Booth Winner: Kohler Best Booth Small Winner: LAPITEC Best Booth Medium Winner: TECHLAM Best Booth Large Winner: House of Rohl Best Booth Honorable Mention: Caesarstone BEST OF KBIS AWARDS Sponsored by LUXE Interiors & Design and judged by Arianne Bellizaire, owner and principal designer, Arianne Bellizaire Interiors; Nar Bustamante, founder and principal designer, Nar Design Group; Swati Goorha, principal, Swati Goorha Designs; Lisa Peck, CEO and principal, LiLu Interiors; Elizabeth Scruggs, general contractor and principal designer, Superior Construction and Design, the Best of KBIS 2024 Awards Winners are: Best in Show: FreePower for Countertop by FreePower Style Statement: Kitchen – Gold: Professional Series 48" Induction Range in Carbonio by Bertazzoni Style Statement: Kitchen – Silver: Viking RVL Collection by Viking Range, LLC Style Statement: Bath – Gold: Wall-Mounted Tub Filler by Tenzo Fine Plomberie Style Statement: Bath – Silver: Venezia by Venini by Fantini Game-Changing Innovation – Gold: Luxury 30 in. SlimTechTM Insulation Column Refrigerator by JennAir ® Game-Changing Innovation – Silver: Novy Light Pro by Novy Most Functional Find – Gold: REVEGO by Blum Inc. Most Functional Find – Silver: HydroTap Celsius All-in-One Plus with Pull-Down Sprayer by Zip Water Sustainable Standout – Gold: RainStick Lite by RainStick Sustainable Standout – Silver: Transcendence by Kohler WasteLAB x Nada Debs by Kohler Wellness Trailblazer – Gold: SpaViva Two-Function Handshower and All-in-One Cleansing Device by Kohler Wellness Trailblazer – Silver: M6A Water Purifier by FOTILE DESIGNBITES ON NEXTSTAGE Judged by Danielle Blundell, executive home director at Apartment Therapy; John McClain, CEO and creative director at John McClain Design; and Sandra Dlaz-Velasco, principal architect at Eolo A&I Design, the DesignBites Winners are: Brand with the Biggest Bite: FGI Industries Flush Guard™ by FGI Industries People's Pick: FreePower for Countertop by FreePower KBIS KICKSTARTER AWARDS Judged by Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD, manager and designer, Tewksbury Kitchen & Bath; Ebony Stephenson, CLIPP, CAPS, owner and principal designer, Designs by Ebony, LLC; and Lorenzo Marquez, former chairman of NKBA, president and CEO, Marqet Group, LLC, the Kickstarter Grand Prize Winner and Finalists are: Grand Prize Winner: Paneluxe Finalists: sproos! and Qoldfusion Next year, KBIS and DCW will be held February 25 – 27, 2025, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit for more information. KBIS 2024 MARKS 60 TH ANNIVERSARY RO

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