Product Preview: 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

  • Danze

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    The Prince Collection now comes in styles for the kitchen including this pull-out unit. Measuring 7 inches high with an 8½-inch-long spout, the faucet features a quiet running hose with spring retraction and ceramic disc valves. It’s available in chrome and stainless steel. www.danze.com.

  • Silestone USA

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    The quartz surfacing manufacturer has expanded its line of integrated sinks with the launch of the Integrity DEUX collection. Designed to seamlessly integrate with the maker’s countertops, the sinks feature clean lines and are created from a single piece of quartz. The products are available in banjo and double-bowl options in six colors. www.silestoneusa.com.

  • Premier Copper Products

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    This is the first and only surface-mount “replacement” sink that is available in copper, its manufacturer says. It’s made from 99.7% grade A recycled copper, and is a replacement for the stainless steel sink that is in so many kitchens. It has an exterior dimension of 33 inches by 22 inches by 9 inches with a 4-inch faucet deck. http://www.premiercopperproducts.com/.

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    Kohler Octave is a new line of sinks that feature unconventionally shaped basins. Each unit is made from 18-gauge stainless steel and features SilentShield sound deadening technology to reduce noise. The sinks measure 9 inches deep and come with optional accessories such as basin racks and sponge caddy. http://www.kohler.com/.

  • Moen

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    The company has adapted its user-friendly pull-down kitchen faucet system Reflex to work with all of its pullout faucets. As a result, products will offer better range of motion, longer and easier reach, and smooth and secure retraction. The Arbor (shown) is one of the first pull-out models to feature Reflex. www.moen.com.

  • Zuvo Water

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    The Bright Line combines the company’s water filtration system, faucet, and a smartphone application in one. By combining integrating light, ozone, and filtration in a patented five-step process, the system delivers safe drinking water in a stylish contemporary faucet. The app provides information that makes it easy to check remaining filter life, purchase a replacement filter, and check in with a personalized, water consumption coach. www.zuvowater.com.

  • The Galley

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    The Galley Sink system is a stainless steel sink that’s equipped with accessories, such as cutting boards, colanders, a drain rack, and stainless bowls that slide above and below each other on two tiers inside the sink to accommodate food preparation, clean up, and serving in one place. Various sizes are available. www.thegalleysink.com.

  • Modono

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    Don Cochran

    The company’s new Glass Sink Collection uses a unique color-changing thin-film coating process to create products with distinctive colors and shades. Sinks come in several various shapes, styles, and installation options, including undermounts. www.modonoglass.com.

  • Dacor

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    This is the first electric cooktop in the manufacturer’s Distinctive line. Available in 30- and 36-inch models, each features frameless ceramic glass top, dual ring elements to fit a variety of cookware sizes, brushed metallic knobs, and infinite heat level settings. www.dacor.com.

  • Top Knobs

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    The Sanctuary II Collection was inspired by classic European modern design. Pieces are designed so that the 30 new hardware elements can be mixed and matched to create unique custom looks for any modern interior. The line comes in six contemporary finishes including new white, aluminum, and stainless steel. www.topknobs.com.

  • Keeler

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    The manufacturer’s new door hardware collection with SecuRemote Technology allows home buyers to operate, control, and monitor their entry doors in real-time using only a smartphone. Features include automatic deadbolt actuation, 10-year-plus battery life, and multi-functional operation allowing key or electronic access with the smartphone app. www.keelerproducts.com.

  • Rohl

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    Larry A. Falke

    The new ECOModern and ECOClassic showerheads use only 1.75 gallons per minute, exceeding the federal standard of 2.5 GPM. Made from solid brass, the products feature flexible, calcium-resistant spray nozzles that are easy to clean. They come with five spray options and offer four finishes. www.rohlhome.com.

The single biggest trade show focusing on the kitchen and bathroom—the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show—kicks off April 24, and expectations are high that manufacturers will come out of a four-year funk that has seen few truly innovative product developments.

“Attendees will experience a breadth of new, innovative offerings that can’t be seen anywhere else,” says the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the show’s organizer. Highlights will include the exhibit Uncontained, which will provide a look at how colliding generations are changing the rules of design; and a multimedia lounge offering attendees expert insights into the new economic and marketing environment.

A large reason for heading to the show, however, will be the new products introduction, which will include debuts of the newest offerings in some of the biggest trends in the industry, such as darker finishes on cabinets; use of more glass, especially on backsplashes; more LED lighting; and the very popular pull-out faucets.

This year, the show will group new resources from high-interest product categories into special pavilions to help exhibitors and attendees more efficiently navigate the show and meet with the companies and suppliers they want to target. The show is also welcoming back as exhibitors Sub-Zero, Wolf Range, and luxury cabinet manufacturer Poggenpohl.

Here’s a preview of 12 products that caught our attention.