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April 19 at #KBtribechat – A Sustainability Discussion in celebration of Earth Day

A kitchen and bath industry conversation!

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This week we will be pinning to our Earth Day group pinterest board, a compilation of favorite sustainable and green designs and products. Let us know if you’d like to be added to the board!

Our KBtribechat questions:

1.) What eco/green/sustainable building tips do you suggest for kitchens and baths?

2.) How can we make kitchens and bathrooms more energy efficient?

3.) What remodeling choices affect indoor air quality? Please share good solutions.

4.) What user habits in the kitchen or bath can help with environmental responsibility?

5.) What eco-friendly products are on your list which can reduce the impact of construction on the environment?

Join this Twitter Chat discussion

on Wednesday, April 19

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this #KBtribechat.

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February 10th at #KBtribechat: “Healthy” Kitchens and Baths

A design discussion!

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The KBtribechat questions:

Q1.) Do you still use the words “green” and “sustainable”? If not, what has replaced this terminology?

Healthy material choices not only affect indoor air quality but it’s important to know how they affect the environment and if they are made from renewal resources .

Q2.) What are your go to healthy material choices for the kitchen or bathroom? Why?

Q3.) Do “green” products still cost more?

Q4.) Do you take ergonomic principles into consideration when designing kitchens or bathrooms? Does this include the reasoning behind cabinet pull-outs and other cabinet features?  What about appliance considerations?

Q5.) In what ways can we plan for client safety in the kitchen and bath spaces we design? Please share important tips for designing spaces that work for all stages of life.

The reduction of clutter in our homes has not only been shown to reduce stress but is a current design trend. How does this apply to designing healthy kitchens and baths? 

Q6.) What are your go to design tips for reducing clutter in kitchens? What about in the bathroom? Share pictures of designs you like!

We will also be pinning to our Healthy Kitchens and Baths group Pinterest Board.

 

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on Wednesday, February 10

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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Inspirations from Dwell

A recap of Dwell on Design 2014 (June 20-22 in L.A.)

Dwell on Design is America’s largest design show! A jam-packed three-day opportunity to explore design trends, inspiration and tons of new products in all areas of the design world. During the June 25 #KBtribechat, let’s talk about what you saw and learned at #DOD14.

 

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Sponsor GE Monogram will also share more info about their new products and other innovations launched at the show.

Wednesday, June 25
#KBtribechat on Twitter
2 to 3 pm EST

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Sponsor – GE Monogram:
In the world of high-end appliances. GE Monogram stands out with its own brand of luxury.  Refined by not rarified, it’s the kind of luxury that makes a statement of quality and timeless elegance.  Monogram also makes sense for your life.  Award-winning technology makes it possible to cook faster, clean easier and enjoy more time relaxing with family and friends.  And there’s nothing more luxurious than that.

Discussion questions:
• What top new products did you find at Dwell on Design?
• Share your inspirational insights and exciting finds from the show
• What color trends did you see at the show?
• What finishes were popular at DOD?
• Did you discover any “green” products?

 

Here’s the transcript for this KBtribechat.

 

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#ICFF 2014 #KBTRIBECHAT Follow-Up

Franke Luxury Products is sponsoring and hosting #KBTRIBECHAT as a follow-up to the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), taking place May 17-20, 2014 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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Franke’s Social Media Manager, Krista Rivers comments, ‘I’m anxious to hear what the industry is saying post ICFF 2014. With over 600 high profile, exhibitors at the show it is important for kbtribe to hear what caught the attention of the attendees – whether it be designers, architects, other brands or luxury homeowners.

Follow along on Franke’s ICFF Pinterest board, where a compilation of photos from the Fair are shared.

The questions to be addressed during the chat are the following:

• What exciting, new products did you find at ICFF?
• What booths were the best?
• What trends did you see?
• Did any ‘GREEN’ products catch your attention? If so, which ones?
• If you attended ICFF this year, will you attend again in 2015?

 

Join us on Twitter –  Wednesday, May 21st, from 2 to 3pm eastern time by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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About Franke:
Franke is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks and is a privately held company specializing in the design and engineering of luxury systems for the management of air, water and waste. With sales of $2+ billion, the Switzerland-based Franke Group is also the global market leader in Foodservice Systems; manufactures Washroom and Beverage systems; and conducts industrial engineering operations at 66 companies in 40 countries. Franke Kitchen Systems product lines are marketed in North America by Franke Luxury Products Group. For more information visit http://www.frankeksd.com/ or call 1-800-626-5771.

 

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The Best of Dwell on Design!

Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, takes place this week. When we return next week, we will be eager to share our insights on the emerging trends and new products we discovered.

Sponsor and host TOTO USA  will lead our June 26th discussion on KBTribeChat. Join us from 2 to3PM Eastern Time on Twitter by adding #kbtribechat to your tweets.

TOTO has submitted the following questions for our group discussion:

  • What top new products did you find at Dwell On Design?
  • What booths were the best?
  • What color trends did you see?
  • What finishes were trending?
  • What green products did you discover?

Here is our group Pinterest board for this kbtribechat.

 

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TOTO USA is headquarters for the Americas Division of the TOTO Global Group, which was established in 1917 with the founding of TOTO, Ltd., in Kitakyushu, Japan. TOTO is the world’s largest manufacturer of bathroom fixtures and fittings with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales. For nearly 100 years, TOTO has been the recognized leader in performance, innovation and design with products that enhance the luxury bathroom experience.

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Today, the company maintains 23,500 employees in 69 offices around the world and owns manufacturing facilities in Japan, Mexico, the USA, China and Europe with an affiliated network of more than 80 production facilities worldwide.

With over 1,500 engineers on staff and three centers devoted to research and development, TOTO is dedicated to engineering products that respect the environment while meeting people’s needs for comfort, beauty and performance. TOTO’s corporate philosophy – People-First Innovation – is the guiding principle for all the company’s processes, from engineering and design to manufacturing and sales. Consumers enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing they purchased a brand that innovates to improve people’s quality of life.

Winner of numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions, TOTO is the only plumbing manufacturer honored as Water Efficiency Leader by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The company continues to raise industry standards and consumer expectations as to what is possible in the bathroom, as TOTO believes a high-quality bathroom is an experience and an everyday luxury people value and appreciate.

Learn more about TOTO here.

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2013 International Builders’ Show … #kbtribechat Edition

The kbtribe will be living it up in Las Vegas on Jan. 23, 2013, as we report on new products, hot trends, top booths and more from the floor of the 2013 International Builders’ Show. Industry friends can “TweetUp” with fellow chat attendees in the @FormicaGroup booth (C5047) while those unable to attend the show will receive a comprehensive show overview during the 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PST #kbtribechat.

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Regular #kbtribechat attendees will scour the IBS show floor in search of hot new products and innovations on which to report during the hour-long IBS overview. Chat topics will include:

Top new products

New “green” products from the show

Colors/finishes trending at the show

Universal design elements at the show

Best booths

Friends who will be participating from the show floor should alert @kbtribechat so that you can be added to the chat’s group Pinterest boards (created specifically for IBS reporting). Participants snapping pictures at the show prior to #kbtribechat, please remember to note exhibitor name and booth number. (If you can inquire on a Twitter handle so that we can “mention” them during the chat, even better!)

So, join the kbtribe and @FormicaGroup … we pledge that what happens in Vegas (at IBS) will not stay in Vegas!

Here is the transcript for this chat.

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