1 +Edition by Poggenpohl
The German manufacturer has been making kitchens and cabinetry for over 120 years, but +Edition, debuting in North America at KBIS, is decidedly modern. The line’s white lacquer cabinetry is complemented by walnut veneer, and the LED-lit upper glass cabinets are framed with matching trim.
2 Kartell by Laufen
Another overseas line appearing for the first time in North America is this collaboration between Swiss bathroom fixture manufacturer Laufen and Italy’s Kartell, known for high-quality plastic furnishings. The result is a suite of washbasins, tubs, shelving, furniture and accessories that combine white ceramics with pop colours.
3 M Series by Swanstone
American maker of granite products Swanstone offers the M Series of kitchen sinks in a variety of styles, under- or over-mounted with one or two basins, and in four shades ranging from white to black. The drains of this contemporary-styled sink are placed off-centre to maximize the useable surface on the bottom of each basin.
4 Torquay by Cambria
The Waterstone collection, an addition to Cambria’s line of natural quartz surfacing, comprises several lines inspired by the look of granite and marble. Torquay’s off-white colour and subtle patterning make it a fit for the clean look of many contemporary kitchens.
5 Jenna by Ronbow
California-based Ronbow, a manufacturer of bathroom vanities, will introduce three contemporary lines at KBIS, including the minimalist Jenna. Available in two widths, Jenna can be paired for double vanities. The finish and counter surface are offered in several different colour options.
6 Magma Black by Formica
For the look of stone on a high-pressure-laminate budget, Formica has introduced the 180fc collection, drawing on the look of granite in bold colours like gold, red and black. For Magma Black, a dark background in Formica’s textured Radiance finish is striated with lines of gold, grey and rust with highlights of white crystal.
7 EcoLogic by Niagara Conservation
Designed to operate without a flapper – the part most likely to fail in conventional toilets – EcoLogic is virtually maintenance-free, and avoids tank condensation. Its unique design achieves a high-performance flush using only 1.28 gallons, leading to huge savings in water consumption.