News From the 2021 Kitchen & Bath Show

The annual Kitchen and Bath International Show recently held virtually, still provided industry exhibitors to showcase their new products and concepts. With the antecedent of the pandemic, many companies conveyed the multi-faceted message of “cleanliness, efficiency, as well as beauty” in their product introductions.

Here are some of the winning “Best of Show” items:

KOHLER’S “Moxie®” Showerhead and wireless speaker allow for a high-class audio experience with your everyday showering. The speaker is Bluetooth-enabled and fits in place magnetically.

EMTEK’S “Select” Knob collection features customizable finishes that can be mixed and matched for a personalized look.

LG STUDIOS’ “Washtower™” with Center Control™ panel provides compact space requirements for laundry needs, allowing opportunities for installation in small spaces. The center controls located at a comfortable height make the washer and dryer easy to use.

Here are a few design trends seen with the introduction of these new products:

Two-toned metal finishes featuring brass:

KOHLER’S “Tone™” features a combination finish of Matte Black with Moderne Brass.

MONOGRAM’S new 48” Dual Fuel Professional Range features solid brass knobs and burner caps accents with stainless steel.

Flexible temperature controls and location possibilities with refrigeration:

Under counter refrigerator drawers from SIGNATURE KITCHEN with individualized temperature controls for flexible storage use.

Touchless surfaces to help control the spread of germs:

“Cadet” Touchless Chair Height Elongated Toilet from AMERICAN STANDARD operates with a hand-activated sensor to trigger flushing that clears the bowl quickly and completely.


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