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NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2020 Names Its Top 10 Products at KBIS
January 31, 2020
The incoming Thirty Under 30 class of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) kicked off the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas on the hunt for the newest in product innovation. The 2020 class was divided into 10 teams of three to find their top KBIS product in one of 10 categories: Innovative Material, Sustainability, Decorative Plumbing, Outdoor Living, Smart Home Integration, Customization, Living In Place, Wellness, Color and Decorative Hardware. Winners were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 23, on the KBIS NeXT Stage. Matthew Ferrarini, principal designer for Ferrarini & Co. and a member of the inaugural class of Thirty Under 30 in 2013, hosted the awards ceremony.
The NKBA extends its congratulations to this year's 30's Choice Award winners:
Innovative Material – Caesarstone Outdoor Collection
Sustainability – Compac Stone USA – Unique Quartz
State of the Art Decorative Plumbing – Kohler – DTV Plus Konnect
Outdoor Living – Hestan – Outdoor Living Suites
Smart Home Integration/WiFi Enabled Product – Samsung – Smart Things App
Customization Capabilities – Axor – MyEdition
Universal Design/Living In Place – Toto – Neorest NX2
Wellness/Health – Kohler – Aquifier Filtration System
Creative Use of Color – Kraus – Urbix Bridge Faucet with ColorSmart Technology
State of the Art Decorative Hardware – Emtek – Emtek Select
The NKBA Thirty Under 30 Class of 2020 includes Amber Fowler; Anna Violand; Ariana Lovato, AKBD; Bonnie Schmitz; Candis Warren-Ashurst; Carolyn Elleman; David Berens; Drew Newman; Emily Tomek, AKBD; Fabian Cabrera; Hannah Harrington; Jennifer Hutton; Jensen Landers; Jonnette Vandehey, AKBD; Joseph DeCasperis; Julie Russi; Karina Gaft; Kelly McDermott, AKBD; Kylee Chatham; Mackenzie Elliott; Mark Stapperfenne; Markie Tuckett; Michelle Sauer; Morgan Chiarelly; Nicole Galera; Ryan Smith; Samantha Souders; Sarah Nielsen; Sarah Pierce, AKBD; and Stassa Mullen.
The NKBA Thirty Under 30 program is now in its eighth year and recognizes accomplished kitchen and bath professionals under the age of 30. Each year's class comprises rising leaders from throughout the industry and is widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working in kitchen and bath design and remodeling. Signature Kitchen Suite is the official sponsor of the NKBA Thirty Under 30 initiative.