The KBB exhibition is one of the most important days in the diary for any kitchen, bathroom and bedroom retailer, with hundreds of global manufacturers and suppliers all congregating in a single hall at the NEC in Birmingham. With several ground-breaking new inventions, product launches and demonstrations it is a great place to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the KBB industry. To keep you informed we’ve comprised our list of favourite finds from the day from some of our existing suppliers.
If you haven’t heard our fantastic news already we have happily introduced German kitchen manufacturer Bauformat into our expanding range of kitchen furniture. As a German manufacturer you would think that Bauformat specialise solely in modern kitchens, when in fact they also have an extensive range of shaker kitchens. Shaker isn’t the only surprising option that comes with a Bauformat kitchen, you will also have the choice of several handleless rails in both a matt and gloss finish, over a hundred door fronts and a choice of complementary worktops and cladding options. With vast kitchen versatility it is definitely worth a visit to one of our showrooms to discover just some of the options Bauformat can offer.
Venting hob specialist Bora were demonstrating their new models the Pure and X Pure, both of which have clearly been manufactured with incredibly powerful extraction and apparent clean lined design. Bora were also demonstrating some of their more high-end products such as the customisable Bora Classic and Bora Professional which can both feature several unique additions such as: tepan yaki’s, ceramic wok’s and expanding cooking zones.
Yorkshire based kitchen and bedroom furniture supplier Daval were also in attendance showcasing their new kitchen range, Renzo, the kitchen with a conscience. This range is unbelievably made with 100% recycled wood and features a mix of several striking materials. On the bedroom side Daval also have a new textured linen effect door front from the Langham range and elegant new glass shelving to add a premium finish to bedroom furniture.
Mereway have launched an exciting new range of modern kitchen furniture in association with the KBSA which offers an ultra-minimalistic approach to modern furniture, with just a single handrail that spans the circumference of an island or the length of a run of units. This is made possible by newly developed C and L shaped handrails which allow access to both above and below drawers and cupboards. To partner this new Q Line range Mereway have also launched a new selection of handrail shades including painted graphite, brushed brass and brushed copper.
As you would expect with Neff, new innovations for the German manufacturer are always focused on improving the cooking experience. The was made immediately evident with their latest venting hob, which has a thinner ventilation system and easily accessible removable parts. Another new product launch from Neff is their brand-new range of dual zone wine cabinets, which come in a slimline width, standard width and even a full height size. As well as the previously mentioned Neff were also demonstrating the useful Home Connect and IFTTT systems that can be incorporated into Wi-Fi-enabled Neff appliances and showing the capabilities that a connected home can bring.
Nobilia were also present showcasing their new industrial Inox and matt effect Easytouch kitchens. Their most impressive display however was certainly the new reed green coloured kitchen which is part of the shaker styled Cascada range. This kitchen also featured an oak effect pull out larder and underlit shelving as well as translucent feature glass for a true country styled kitchen space.
With similar new product launches to its sister company Neff, Siemens also launched their new range of slimline width, standard width and full height wine cabinets. Ventilation was certainly the focus of the Siemens stand with a working model of their new VarioLift enabled extractor which can remotely be controlled to lower to an appropriate cooking height and a new selection of venting hobs. Perhaps one of the most impressive new appliances from a designer’s perspective is the new compact motorised ceiling hood which is small enough to fit between ceiling joists.