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Spring Into New Possibilities at the #ADHDS2015 #KBtribechat

Our goal is to learn during our hour of sharing while having fun. We aim to surprise you with new, relevant industry information in a way that inspires. KBtribechat is translating this onto the show floor at The Architectural Digest Home Design Show on Thursday, March 19th.

Join us as we spend an hour together at in person at #ADHDS2015 being spoiled by our sponsors!

from 2:30 to 3:30 pm eastern time

on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Not attending the show? Tune into #KBtribechat to join in via Twitter. BS-Marsala-Kitchen KBtribechat starts in the BlueStar booth (#285) at 2:30 pm eastern time. Handcrafted in Reading, Pennsylvania since 1880, BlueStar cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The company’s commitment to precision in form and function is why many top chefs consider BlueStar to be the world’s top-performing residential cooking equipment. Endless configurations are available for ranges, cooktops and wall ovens, including 25,000 BTU burners, 130-degree gentle simmer burners, French Tops, griddles and even a commercial grade salamander. BlueStar also offers an unparalleled 750 colors and finishes, providing a new level of customization options for discerning design professionals.

The BlueStar KBtribechat questions:

Q1) New designs take influence from fashion industry. What fashion influences do you see in K & B trends here at BlueStar? Q1a) Specifically, what types of colors, metals, textures, finish options seem to be trending?

Q2) True pro appliances continue to be a theme.  What BlueStar offerings complete a true chef’s home kitchen?

BigChillPro_Fridge_3Q_french-blue Stop #2 – is in the Big Chill booth next door (#279) starting at 2:50 pm eastern time. Big Chill, creator of the iconic Retro fridge, will be showcasing a series of new products and designs at Booth 279 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show giving the industry a first-hand look at the future of design innovation in home appliances. Not only will the company be showcasing products from its original, stunning Retro line and the newly-expanded and awarding-winning Pro Line, there will be a plethora of brand new launches and concepts also on display.

The Big Chill KBtribechat questions:

Q1) What are some of the more enduring and timeless trends as it relates to the kitchen?

Q2) Can appliances be truly beautiful as well as functional? Share ways to make the practical, perfect, from design innovation to color.

Bauformat_1-15_4_BDFE Stop #3 – follow the group to the Bauformat booth (#147). We will be there from 3:10 to 3:30 pm eastern time! Combining a family tradition of great design and the manufacturing precision and excellence that comes from expanding an international business over eighty-five years, Bauformat is a continuing innovator in the kitchen and bath cabinetry industry around the globe. Bringing dynamic detail-oriented design to a value-driven line with a broad range of customizable options, Bauformat designers look towards the future by integrating seamless technology with an edited, modern aesthetic. Incorporating details like standard in-cabinetry lighting, sophisticated touch mechanisms like Servo Drive, and a level of detail now synonymous with German production, the team is looking towards our next leaps forward; into kitchen design. Here where function is streamlined by technology, and wrapped in exciting new engineered materials and finishes. Beautifully designed. Flawlessly engineered.

The Bauformat KBtribechat questions:

Q1) Spring is here- what color trends in cabinetry will you incorporate into your designs?  With so many color options in cabinetry, do you go bold, or muted?

Q2) With the introduction of so many more weather-resistant materials into the market, how will you incorporate these into your outdoor living plans/designs?


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The Latest Trends for the Kitchen

Top Discoveries from the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show (March 20-23, NYC)

– a discussion about the latest discoveries and exciting new trends seen at this year’s Architectural Digest Home Design Show – hosted by Kim Lewis, Architectural Designer/Writer and sponsored by BlueStar and Prizer Hoods

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Each year, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City offers an amazing showcase of the latest products and trends for the home.

Join Kim Lewis and BlueStar to discuss all the great discoveries from this show.  What new products sparked your imagination?  What trends did you see that you will bring to your design work going forward? Did you see something that surprised you? What might you put to work for you and your clients immediately?

Plus, learn more about some of BlueStar and Prizer Hoods’ new products that were unveiled at the show.

Wednesday, March 26th

at #KBtribechat on Twitter

from 2 to 3pm EST

Host Kim Lewis:

Kim Lewis is an Architectural Designer and Writer / Blogger.  The Lead Designer of the hit TV show ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kim designed more than 120 homes in 46 states.  Today, Kim enjoys design projects ranging from re-designing celebrity homes to pro bono assignments for Touch A Life Foundation in West Africa.  Follow Kim on Twitter and on Facebook.  Learn more about Kim at www.kimlewisdesigns.com

Sponsor BlueStar®:

Handcrafted in Reading, PA since 1880, BlueStar® cooking products are designed for discerning home chefs who demand restaurant-quality results in their own kitchens.  The BlueStar® product line features high-performance gas ranges, cooktops, wall ovens and hoods. BlueStar’s unique performance features include an open gas burner system that produces up to 25,000 BTUs of cooking power, precise 130 degree simmer burners, and oversized convection ovens with professional-grade infrared broilers.  Available in over 750+ colors and finishes, and with almost infinite configuration possibilities, BlueStar® premium cooking products offer virtually unlimited personalization options. For more information, please visit www.bluestarcooking.com.

Sponsor Prizer Hoods®:

Prizer Hoods®, Design That Performs. With luxurious and fully customizable designs, in a wide range of metal options, trims and finishes and almost endless color combinations, Prizer Hoods makes the ultimate statement in any kitchen. Each hood is handcrafted in Reading, PA with precision on state-of-the-art equipment to ensure consistency and quality.  Built to meet professional standards inside and out, Prizer Hoods combines high-gauge metals and commercial-style baffle filtration systems so anyone can cook like a pro.  The collection of professionally-inspired home ventilation systems combines world-class design with the latest in professional hood technology. For information, visit www.prizerhoods.com.


Our Discussion Questions will include:

  1. For those in attendance, what was your overall perception of the show, especially as it relates to it’s mission of being an inspiration from the design perspective?

  1. What were the some of the biggest trends (design, form, function) as it relates to the kitchen that you saw at the Arch Digest Show?

  1. Specifically, what types of colors, metals, textures, finish options seem to be trending?

  1. What were some of the most exciting new products for the kitchen that you saw at the Arch Digest Show?

  1. True pro appliances continues to be a theme.  What were some of the offerings that caught your eye? (Ranges? Hoods? Fridge?)

  1. Customization, creating truly unique spaces, continues to be a hot trend.  What ideas did you take home from the show about how to craft unique designs and spaces?

Here is the transcript for this KBtribechat.

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KBtribe are invited!

Attending the Architectural Digest Show next week? Please join BlueStar & Prizer Hoods (Booths 476 & 477) for a Special Event ~ Artisan Pizzas & Specialty Cocktails Plus Culinary Demos & New Products Preview ~ on Thursday March 20th at 5pm at the Architectural Digest Show.  RSVP to mschutte@bluestarcooking.com

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