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28th April 2017
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kbb 2014 Innovations Awards
I mentioned innovation so perhaps I should kick off this review with a look at the Innovation Awards winners – announced at the show on Monday. With each and every exhibitor able to enter the awards (sponsored by Blum) by displaying an innovation tag on what they felt was their most innovative product, there was an abundance of products for the judges to consider. “This year the kbb exhibitors showcased more innovative products than ever, with each one providing a new and interesting solution,” they said.
We saw so many exciting innovations that we felt relieved not to have been charged with selecting the winners, who were:
Bedrooms: Daval with the Como fitted bedroom range with option-i design technology
Bathrooms: Wirquin with the Macdee motion universal siphon
Kitchens: Cosentino with Dekton ultra compact surfaces
On announcing the winners, one of the judges - Paul Rowland, Managing Director of CP Hart said:
"The kbb Birmingham Innovation Awards are a great platform for leading manufacturers within the kitchen and bathroom arena to showcase their latest innovations. I am honoured to be on the judging panel this year..."
This sentiment was echoed by fellow judge Darren Morgan from Designer Kitchen, who said:
“By championing good design we help to reinforce an ethos of professionalism within the KBB sector encouraging higher standards and setting bench marks for both designers and businesses.“
Matthew Walmsley, Retail Services Manager at Blum, whose colleague David Sanders was also on the judging panel, said:
“Blum is proud to sponsor the Innovation Awards at kbb Birmingham 2014... As a company, and the world's leading furniture fittings manufacturer, Blum has constantly progressed and expanded through developing products along the lines of innovation."
7th March 2014