The famous line “there’s no place like home” took on new meaning as families hunkered down in their houses to stay healthy during the pandemic. In many ways, the experience has transformed our relationship with home, a place where versatility and comfort are more important than ever. This newfound appreciation of “home” and all the ways it can serve a…
Written by Courtney Kruer, Commercial Development Program – Monogram
The Monogram team traveled down to Orlando, Florida, for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last week to showcase our brand to an array of designers, retailers, remodelers, builders and architects. KBIS is truly breathtaking in how large of an event it is and how many people are in attendance. The convention showcases over 600 leading brands in the industry, engaging everyone in the latest trends in products, design and technology.
Not only did we have acclaimed chefs, but we also had globally renowned fashion designer, Zac Posen, cooking right alongside them and signing copies of his new cookbook, Cooking with Zac.
Attendees were ecstatic to not only meet Zac and get a signed copy of his cookbook, but also to hear about his plans to design a one-of-a-kind panel for our Monogram Column refrigerators. Stay tuned for more exclusive plans between Monogram and Zac Posen in 2018, as well as partnerships with craftsmen that epitomize the quality of our brand.
In addition to displaying the custom pizza peel made for Monogram by William Campbell of Anvil Goods, we had another artisan’s talents in a prominent, full-wall display that sparked a lot of conversation. The cast-iron pan covered wall was brought to us by Borough Furnace who sustainably handmakes their products out of recycled scrap iron. Partnering with these artisans supports our passion for craftsmanship, devotion to details and our commitment to Elevate Everything.
Every year in January, KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show always features the latest trends in appliances, materials and technology, and this year was full of exciting new offerings. Everything from black faucets with hot pink handles, to barnwood cabinets, to crystal filled knobs could be found.
Building on the growing trend of creating the “Smart Home,” manufacturers from lock makers to appliance companies were promoting devices to control home automation and monitoring. Smartphone apps are used to connect consumers with various tasks within the home, saving them time, money, and sometimes, peace of mind.
Aesthetics-wise there seemed to be an emergence of “rustic modern,” using natural earthy materials in new and exciting ways. Textured wallcoverings and tiles in amorphous shapes and angles created a contemporary look that bowed to mid-century modern roots.
Cooktops featured heavy-duty metal grates in interesting patterns, and the introduction of brass burners created a great play between materials and finishes. Satin Nickel, Polished Nickel and Aged Bronze were a few of the highlighted materials. Also big this year were appliances that give users feedback – knobs that light up when in use and glow at various rates and intensities to show temperature ranges.
Overall, it showed that kitchen and bath technology is catching up with the latest in digital advances and designing them into beautiful environments.
We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon; in May we visited Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California; in June we visited the Phoenix, Arizona metro area; and this weekend we will be in Austin, Texas!
We will be popping up at Nest Modern July 17th and 18th.
On Friday, July 17th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Check out the details and sign up here!
On Saturday, July 18th, the doors will be open to the public. Plus, when you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance. A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.
See you there!
Following a career in publishing, Susan received her degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and ran her own design studio for eight years. She was showroom manager for Grohe, launching their trade showroom in NYC; and for Artemide in the A&D Building in NYC. Susan’s work has been published in K+BB Kitchen and Bath Magazine; the books Green Interior Design, Residential Design for Aging in Place, Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide; and on Style Me Pretty Living. She was a National Media Spokesperson for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) from 2009-2013 and has spoken on Sustainable Design.
Please stop by the Monogram Design Center in the A&D Building to say hello to Susan!
We’re traveling on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell in a prefabricated house, custom-built and outfitted with Monogram appliances. Our first destination in April was Portland, Oregon, and this weekend we will be at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California!
We will be popping up the Monogram Modern Home at Dwell on Design LA (DODLA) from May 29th – 31st at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Each year the Dwell editors bring the pages of Dwell to life in this three-day design event celebrating the world of design and modern living. Join design visionaries from around the world and experience the Monogram Modern Home at DODLA.
On Friday, May 29th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units (CEU). Check out the details and sign up here.
On Saturday, May 30th, and Sunday, May 31st, the doors will be open to DODLA attendees. Plus, when you stop by, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram appliance! Be sure to follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.
See you soon, Los Angeles!
Join us on a cross-country modern design road trip with Dwell. First destination, Portland, Oregon!
We will be popping up the Monogram Modern Home directly adjacent to Rejuvenation (1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR, 97214) , one of our favorite local spots in what we are affectionately calling the “Design District.”
On Saturday, April 25th, the home will host a series of Continuing Education Units. Check out the details and sign up here!
On Sunday, April 26th, we will be open all day to the public while teaming up with Rejuvenation to support their Sunday Emporium, continuing the celebration and recognition of craftsmen in Portland who are creating inspired designs. Plus, you will have the chance to enter to win a Monogram wine reserve if you stop by.
A full schedule of events is listed here. Sign up for CEUs, join us at the open house and follow us on social media for surprise – yet to be announced – events and giveaways.
See you soon, Portland!