There is so much to be excited for KBIS and IBS 2019! The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, affectionately known as KBIS, is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. The expansive show floor is filled with the freshest designs and new products from over 600 leading brands. For the last several years, KBIS as co-located with the NAHB International Builders Show (IBS). IBS is the largest construction show in the world, bringing together 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest and most in-demand products and services. The joint show has become a must-visit for those in the kitchen industry, and is happening next week, February 19th-21st, in Las Vegas, Nevada at the convention center.
BlueStar® is thrilled to be in several locations this year, both within KBIS & IBS, come see us at all 3 locations!
Meet the BlueStar® team in the American Gas Association Booth #C2129, and see the following highlights:
Living with Coral in the Kitchen
A full BlueStar® kitchen, featuring the award-winning French Door refrigerator, 48-inch Platinum Series Range and complimentary custom ventilation, will be shown in eye-popping coral, an orange-pink hybrid hue. Only BlueStar® can precisely custom color match to any hue and apply it across their entire line of pro-style appliances, including gas ranges, wall ovens, ventilation and premium refrigeration.
The awarding-winning BlueStar® 36-inch French Built-In Refrigerator offers the largest capacity of any 36” Built-In French Door refrigerator in its class. It features stainless steel interiors – no plastic – dual compressors for enhanced food preservation and exceptionally roomy interiors. The flexible shelves handle large food trays or oversized cakes. A fully extending bottom shelf fits a full-size commercial sheet pan — as does the freezer – so extra-large pans prepped with pastries or hors d’oeuvres can go straight from refrigerator to oven.
New Leading-Edge Design Technology to be Unveiled
BlueStar® will unveil a bold new look that promises to change the face of appliance design and offer the ultimate in customization for a truly bespoke kitchen. With the help of designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage, BlueStar® will unveil the first application of a new design platform exclusively at IBS. Madcap Cottage is a global lifestyle brand that encompasses sophisticated fun, history, whimsy and grace. From interior design projects to home décor products and more, Madcap Cottage channels a spirit and sensibility that is always unique and special, yet also decidedly approachable.
Visit KBIS – See more exciting product in The Wellborn Cabinets Booth #N2463
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is unveiling a brand new, state-of-the art exhibit for KBIS 2019 showcasing inset and overlay cabinets in a variety of new finishes, and select appliances from BlueStar®.
The statement piece is a BlueStar® 30” Platinum range, offering unsurpassed power and performance and featuring industry leading 25,000 BTU open burners, innovative interchangeable griddle/charbroiler and a true European Convection PowR Oven™. The Platinum Range is being shown in a RAL 6033, mint turquoise, with antique copper trim, personally designed by the Wellborn design team.
Also showcased is the 36” drop-in gas cooktop with burner temperatures from simmer to sear; a 54″ custom Bonanza Hood in Matte Black with brushed stainless strapping; and a Double Electric Wall Oven, also in Matte Black with brushed stainless trim. Our double electric wall ovens offer unmatched performance and capacity for the home chef. The powerful 2,500 watt bake element and the intense 5,000 watt infrared broiler provide restaurant-quality results every time. The 1800 watt heat assist element in the back of the cavity means faster preheating and less time waiting. Twelve different cooking modes including Bake, Convection Bake, Roast, Convection Roast, Broil, StoneBake™, Proof and Sabbath, provide numerous cooking options for unmatched versatility. A professional-quality, integrated artesian baking stone can used to create perfectly crisp breads and pizza which can be cooked right on top of the baking stone for restaurant style results.
“This appliance innovator offers a new alternative to the typical stainless steel or white finish to help people make a unique statement in their kitchens,” says Angela Wellborn O’Neill, Wellborn Director of Marketing and Advertising. “We cook with all our senses – taste, touch, sight – so why not extend these sensations to the room’s design, from the cabinets to the kitchen appliance.”
Visit KBIS – See more exciting product in the Hettich booth #C8922
The BlueStar® 36-inch Built-in Refrigerator, a finalist in the Best of KBIS competition, is being exhibited for the first time in Blackberry with stainless steel trim – a preview of the 2019 summer palette from the new Savor the Seasons color collection by noted interior designer Eric Cohler.
The specially curated collection is being rolled out by season. Autumn Abundance and Winter Solstice were introduced in 2018, and will be followed this year by Spring Awakening and Summer Bounty. Blackberry, a mysterious and sophisticated navy, is a preview from the 2019 Summer Bounty palette. The elegant and rich bluish-blackish hue can be a statement piece or can be the a neutral, that joins together softer elements in a space.
All four collections work seamlessly together to inspire the whole kitchen – from the color of the appliances, to the cabinets, to the accent pieces. Each palette features Cohler’s personal recommendation for a metal trim, from antique brass to pewter, to complement each season’s specific palette.
Eric Cohler is highly acclaimed for his distinguishing ability to fuse classical and contemporary elements. Dubbed “The Mixmaster” by industry editors, Cohler’s interior spaces display layers of unusual texture and color, and he is known for his carefully curated style.
“I’m a believer in the handcrafted. The fact that BlueStar appliances are not mass produced give them an artisan appeal; as a designer I have carte blanche. The ability to customize to each client’s personal style and taste is unusual – and extraordinary – in this category,” said Cohler.