This week's Kitchen and Bath Industry Show offers a glimpse of manufacturers newest and most improved products outfitted to meet consumers increasing demands.
The Design Series segmented cooktop offers a versatile and less expensive way for consumers to attain induction technology. Measuring 36 inches wide, the product offers a gas dual-burner, a rapid or semi-rapid burner in the middle, and a two-zone induction. The combinations are factory assembled for a seamless cooktop with a single cut-out for ease of installation. us.bertazzoni.com.
The Trinidad vanity’s carved horizontal slats are reminiscent of the louvered window shutters on Caribbean cottages. Made from woven strand bamboo, it comes with metal-wrapped feet and two soft-close drawers. Two sizes are available: 24½ inches and 36½ inches. www.nativetrails.net.
MotionSense uses advanced sensors incorporated into an elegant design to detect movement in two zones. As a result, waving your hand or placing a cup beneath the spout activates water flow. Shown here on an Arbor faucet, the system is powered by a battery pack that utilizes six standard AA batteries or an optional AC power adapter. www.moen.com.
The Washlet G500 system incorporates a personal cleansing system on a sensor-operated dual-flush toilet. It features automatic open, close, and flush functionality and comes with a touch pad remote control. Offering 1.28 gallons per flush or 0.9 GPF, the toilet is glazed with SanaGloss nanotechnology that helps improve bowl sanitation. www.totousa.com.
Representing the convergence of fashion and faucet design, the manufacturer unveiled its new Jason Wu for Brizo Collection by the up and coming fashion designer. Combining contemporary Scandinavian design and Baroque detailing, the 1.5-gallons-per-minute Odin faucet shown here comes in matte black, polished chrome, and brushed nickel. www.brizo.com/jasonwu.
The 36-inch-by-60-inch Alessa expands the manufacturer’s shower base collection. The acrylic product features a bench that can be used as a seat or footrest (or storage underneath). The linear drain cover comes in a chrome finish. www.fleurco.com.
The manufacturer’s Parapan doors are made from formaldehyde-free, high-gloss solid surface that is highly durable. Measuring 18 millimeters thick, the solid surface material is UV- and fade-resistant and easy to clean and maintain. It comes in 20 colors. www.element-designs.com.
The Concord bath vanity by Jeffrey Alexander is a transitional looking product that will appeal to modern-design lovers who also are drawn to traditional design, the company says. Measuring 30 inches wide, the birch (solid and veneers) unit offers a rectangular porcelain undermount sink, two drawers, and satin nickel hardware. It comes in two finishes. www.hardwareresources.com.
The Compact Vanity collection is designed for small bathrooms but still offers ample storage. Featuring modern styling on the outside, the unit’s standard interior components include a hanging tray and glass bin, dividers and crossbar, glass and aluminum construction, and slow-close drawers. Standard and special order colors are available. www.robern.com.
Part of the manufacturer’s Jazz Collection, Foliage is a handcrafted mosaic product that is made from stained glass. The pieces are mounted on an interlocking mesh measuring 14¾ inches by 14¼ inches and can be used on shower and interior walls and light-traffic floor applications. http://artistictile.com.