Happy New Year! I have to say, I couldn’t be happier to shut the door on 2020. I’m hoping 2021 will bring all of us better times. While the past year has definitely made for trying moments, it seems that many of the fabricators I have spoken with are finding themselves busy.
Maison, the studio for the design, manufacturing and distribution of luxury artisanal tile and mosaics, recently announced the appointment of Guy Hargreaves and Barbie Kennedy the company’s North American sales team. Guy will serve as the North America sales agent, leading accounts in all 50 states and supporting the company’s innovation strategy. Barbie will cover and scale operations as both the East Coast sales agent and Resident Designer.
Registration is now open for the 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The annual event, which is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is the largest North American trade destination for kitchen and bath industry professionals. It, along with the International Builders’ Show (IBS), is one of the pillars for the annual three-day event known as Design & Construction Week. This year’s show is scheduled for Feb. 9 to 11 in Orlando, Fla.
Braxton-Bragg, one of the most respected distributors in the stone industry for the past 26 years, has changed its name to BBIndustries/BBI, to reflect the company’s explosive growth in people, products and partnerships.
On Thursday, April 30, 2020 the Natural Stone Institute will host a webinar entitled “How the Stone Industry is Responding to COVID-19.” Moderated by Jim Hieb, CEO of the Natural Stone Institute, the panel will include: Scott Byers of Majestic Kitchen & Bath Creations, Katie Jensen of Triton Stone Group and Brett Rugo of Rugo Stone.
Stone Services Group (SSG) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Quote Countertop (Quote) to offer their unmatched consumer-facing technologies. The partnership combines the unique cutting-edge offering of Quote’s 3-D visualizer and instant/online quoting tool with other revenue generating packages in SSG’s portfolio such as the Granite Gold Protection Plan and Hot Sauce up selling software.
For this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design decorative porcelain and marble tile modernize an outdated living space in New York. We also see how Italian Porcelain tile contributes to a multi-purpose residential building. Finally we feature our Mosaic and decorative tile roundup.