Proving to be a recipe for success for the third time, Design and Construction Week brought together two of the country’s largest trade expos — the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders’ Show (IBS) — at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Whether they were attending one event or the other — or both — professionals from the architecture, design and construction industries numbered more than 100,000.
We’ll highlight some of our favorite products and trends from each show throughout this week, but for now, here are the winners from the shows’ own product awards programs.
BEST OF KBIS
The annual competition recognized the best in kitchen and bath, from tile and plumbing fixtures to appliances. The top honor, Best in Show, went to Electrolux for Perfect Steam Washer with LuxCare Wash and SmartBoost. This innovative laundry appliance currently is the only system that pre-mixes the detergent with water in a special chamber before the cycle begins for a deeper and more even clean.
Best of Bath: Gold was bestowed upon DXV by American Standard’s Vibrato faucet. Previewed at last year’s show, Vibrato made noise as one of the first residential faucets to be 3D-printed. The weightless-lace design — which appears to magically discharge the water thanks to multiple waterways in the latticework — is now available on the market.
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