Sponsored by LIXIL Americas’ brands – American Standard, DXV and GROHE – the Innovative Showroom Awards recognise the kitchen and bathroom showrooms with the most exceptional service and leadership in retail. The ceremony was hosted by National Showroom Director of LIXIL Americas, Michael Donehey, and judged by the following:
Joe Baer, Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of ZenGenius Incorporated.
Kim Bernard, Executive Director of facilities design for Walker Zanger.
Chelsie Butler, Executive Editor of Kitchen & Bath Business.
Alison Embrey Medina, Editor in Chief and Associate Publisher of design:retail.
Ken Nisch, Chairman of JGA.
Avinash Rajagopal, Editor in Chief of Metropolis.
The following showrooms shared the limelight, honoured on the NKBA Presents KBISNeXT Stage, sponsored by HomeAdvisor:
K2 Kitchens & K2 Kitchens Design Group won the Small Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showrooms) Award.
Häfele America Co. won the Medium Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showrooms) Award.
Empire Kitchen & Bath won the Large Independent Retail Showroom Locations (1-5 showrooms) Award.
Miele won the Medium Multi-Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showrooms) Award.
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Naples won the Large Multi-Location Retail Showrooms (6+ showrooms) Award.
Empire Kitchen & Bath was the Overall Award Winner.
The People’s Choice Award will be determined by the public via a Facebook poll on the KBIS Facebook page. Voting will take place over one week (January 22 – 26). One showroom from the top 12 nominees will be awarded.KBIS | KBIS.com