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Fantasy Meets Function – The Future of Design & Surface Materials


Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo 2020


Co-hosted by TISE’s Design Visionary for 2020, Celebrity Designer Jennifer Farrell

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Get a sneak peek into the forecasted 2020 design trends from celebrity designer, Jennifer Farrell, during our #KBTribeChat. We’ll take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2020 (and beyond), tease some textures, colors, and surface materials, and get you excited for what’s coming LIVE to #TISE2020! This hour is sure to stir your imagination with design, trends, and styles!

Plus, we invite you to meet Jennifer in person by attending @TISEevents this January 28-30 in Las Vegas. Jennifer has been busy to turn her four design visions into four wildly imaginative spaces as a special show feature for TISE 2020. The Style Hub at The DISH will be artfully crafted alongside the design minds at Shaw, the brilliance of the newest light fixtures from Lamps Plus, media coverage by Floor Trends Magazine, and so much more!

Celebrity designer and television host Jennifer Farrell is a familiar face to audiences who have enjoyed her television shows and designs for over a decade. Jennifer became nationally known hosting the long-running A&E home improvement series “Find & Design,” has co-starred on Emmy-nominated “Home Made Simple” for OWN, and hosts the hit webisode series, “Cleaning & Organizing from Top to Bottom” and “The Two-Minute Home Makeover” on msn.com. She currently hosts “Find Me a Vacation Home” on AWEtv, owns her design company, Jennifer Farrell Designs, and is involved in a host of other amazing design programs.

Oh, and bonus for designers and retailers in 2020, Las Vegas Market has partnered with TISE with aligned dates and dual sourcing opportunities! Qualified designers and retailers may register complimentary to attend both events. Visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com/en/lasvegasmarketfor more information, or register at www.intlsurfaceevent.com, using promo code LVM2020

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.

QUESTIONS

1.) Trend #1 is Glam Bazaar. What textures, colors, or materials would you put into this space? How do you define glam? 

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2.) Trend #2 is The Patterned Manor. Are you working with patterns and textures in your spaces? 

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3.) Trend #3 is Overscaled Organics. Have you dared large organics in your designs? Share some thoughts and photos.

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4.) Trend #4 is Spaceship Youmo. Can you guess what this trend might be? What designs have you created that bring minimalism and joy together in the space?

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5.) Pantone released their 2020 Color of the Year last week: Classic Blue. Which of these four themes do you think that color will appear in? 

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6.) Which of these four design themes is your favorite? And why?

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Building a Sustainable Future: Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by Whirlpool Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation is inviting kitchen and bath professionals to a special Earth Day-themed #KBTribeChat about sustainability in our industry.

With the growing demand for greater sustainability from consumers, it’s more important than ever for building and design professionals to incorporate eco-friendly and energy-efficient products and features into their projects.

For example, a new, global survey from Whirlpool Corporation showed that consumers favor appliances that help them decrease their environmental footprint:

  • Three in four respondents (74%) are interested in smart appliance features that reduce food waste
  • Three in four respondents (75%) are interested in smart appliance features that manage water usage
  • Two in three respondents (64%) say it’s important that their appliances help save on electricity costs

Across its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation offers high-performing appliances that conserve the earth’s resources and help homeowners do the same. The company continually monitors the environmental effects of its business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving its manufacturing and distribution processes, and using materials that minimize the impact on the planet.

Join us at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 24 as we discuss sustainability in the kitchen and bath industry.

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Here are our chat questions:

1. What home building and design trends have helped make homes more sustainable?
2. What products do you find to be most eco-friendly and energy-saving for the kitchen?
3. Are you seeing a demand for sustainable laundry appliances? Explain.
4. How can smart/connected products help homeowners save energy and water?
5. How are you incorporating environmentally-driven solutions into your projects?

 

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This photo provided by Whirlpool shows the Whirlpool Duet Front Load ENERGY STAR laundry pair, including the HybridCare Dryer, in a laundry room. For the first time in six years, Energy Star certification, a widely respected seal of approval for energy efficiency, has been expanded to include a new major household appliance. Dryers, perhaps the last of the major household appliances to be included in the Environmental Protection Agency’s program, will be available in 45 Energy Star models throughout the country starting Presidents’ Day weekend, according to the EPA. (AP Photo/Whirlpool)

 

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Trends in Surface Materials + Color for 2019

Sponsored and hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE):

SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo 2019

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Want to know what the experts are forecasting as trends for surfaces and color for 2019? Join during our #KBTribeChat hour as we take you on a journey of the four prominent themes arising in 2019, share just some of the flooring, stone and tile #TISE2019 brands who can help you achieve these looks, and offer color tips to enhance the overall design. Share your thoughts and your ideas!  

We also invite you to join us at in person @TISEevents this January 23-25, 2019 for a sensory experience. These four themes will be brought to life LIVE on the design stage at The DISH, as our international trends forecasting team Scarlet Opus infuses their concepts into a beautifully designed sensory space. Plus, a trend forecaster from their firm will be on-hand offering deeper insights into these themes and your next project. In addition, Scarlet Opus, has produced the 2019 Trends Audio Tour. After soaking in the trends at The DISH, take a walk across the floor as the audio tour guides you to view the curated exhibitors and their products on the exhibit hall floor. 

OH, and as a special thank you to all the #KBtribechat participants, we are offering you a Complimentary 2019 Trends Audio Tour! Use promo code TOUR1 when registering for TISE 2019 to receive this special offer. www.intlsurfaceevent.com/kbtribechat 

The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES | StonExpo/Marmomac | TileExpo is the largest North American event serving industry professionals who purchase, specify, or source flooring, stone, or tile products. To learn more on these topics from today and to see the products and services first-hand, register today to attend #TISE2019 this January in Las Vegas.  

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Discussion Questions

1a. Trend #1 is curious | stimulating | sensory | vitalizing| sustainable. How do you mix science and technology with nature in your designs?

1b.    What surfaces do you think can achieve the balance of technology and nature? What colors come to mind?

2a. Trend #2 is primitive | meaningful | reflective | rural | balanced. How do you bring peace to your designs? 

2b.    How would you achieve a rural, yet peaceful aesthetic using surface materials and color?

3a. Trend #3 is luxury | refined style | understated glamour | heritage. What does it look like to blend futuristic styling and maturity in a design?

3b.    What surfaces and colors do you think can achieve a refined, mature, luxurious design?

4a. Trend #4 is bold | diverse | cultural | self-expressive | free. How would you achieve a multi-cultured, multi-colored design?

4b.   In being bold. Would you put color and pattern in the surface materials, the paint, or other parts of the design?

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on Wednesday, November 28

from 2 to 3pm EST

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*Not applicable for already registered or NEM registrants. Discount is valid thru 1/21/19.  

 

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Let’s Talk Flooring Trends

A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by The International Surface Event (TISE) 2017

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A plethora of floorcovering options are available in the market, offering designers unending options to create unique projects. Floorcovering is more than just a utilitarian material, instead it can change the mood of any room – from exotic hardwood and luxury vinyl planks to the movement and texture formed in natural stone. Learn about the latest in floorcovering trends for all surfaces types: ceramic tile, natural stone, hardwood, resilient, laminate, and luxury carpet. Join us on KBTribeChat to chat directly with leading experts across all floorcovering fields to inspire your next project and solve your biggest issues.

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TISE is the largest North American event serving the floorcovering, stone & tile industries. To learn more on this topic and see the products and services first hand, register today to attend TISE 2017, January 17th to 20th in Las Vegas.
Register at www.TISEwest.com/Register and use promo code MDL60 when registering for 10% Off* your TISE 2017 exhibits and or exhibits with education registration.

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Our discussion questions:

• Where in the design process do you consider your flooring selection? Do you have a preferred flooring material?

• Have you used large format porcelain tile before? What brand? Let’s talk installation guidelines!

• A growing trend in flooring is LVP. What is new with resilient? How has technology improved this product category? Do you work with resilient products? What design features do you like most about resilient?

• Solid vs. engineered flooring (vs. wood look tile) – what are the pros and cons?

• What are some of your favorite natural stones for flooring installations? Share photos! (in your answers supply tips for using natural stone as a surface material and debunk common misconceptions)

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