NewsAnalysis: KITCHENS AND BATHS
The Kitchen and Bath Market:
A Place for the Glass Industry
he Kitchen and Bath Industry
Show (KBIS), organized by the
National Kitchen and Bath As-
sociation, took place January 10-12 at
the Orange County Convention Center
in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Inter-
national Builders’ Show (IBS). KBIS
hosted more than 500 companies, in-
cluding several from the glass industry.
In a setting that highlights the latest
trends and technologies,industry com-
panies had plenty to introduce to the
kitchen and bath markets.
Indianapolis, Ind.-based custom
glass fabricator GRT Glass Designs of-
fered attendees several of its featured
products. Of particular focus was a
polished glass countertop backlit with Coastal Shower Doors introduced two
LED lights. The company had more to new products at KBIS, the Insiders
offer, though, including shower enclo- collection designed by Bobby Berk,
sures and kitchen backsplashes, each and a frameless, sliding shower door,
of which can be tailored to the design the Volte.
needs of a customer or contractor.
outlet holes, AGE offers waterjet ser-
vices and matching outlet covers.
AGE also featured another creative
A Variety of Options
Architectural Glass Effects (AGE), a
supplier of custom cut glass located in way in which glass can be incorpo-
South Paterson,N.J.,also exhibited.The rated into a home: pantry doors. The pered glass and adjustable rollers for
company featured several products for company displayed one of its sand- a smoother slide. Three hardware ﬁn-
kitchens, including Helix, Prague and blasted designs that had recently been ishes are available: polished stainless
The Helix is a clean and modern
installed in one homeowner’s kitchen. steel, brushed steel and oil-rubbed
bronze for a customizable installation.
glass that’s ideal use is for kitchen Bathing in Art
cabinet inserts. It comes in a variety Coastal Shower Doors has a tradition partnerships with designers, Coastal’s
of styles ranging from old world to of unveiling a new product every year Insiders Collection featured minimal-
contemporary. it attends KBIS. This year was no ex- ist designs from Berk.According to the
In what was the ﬁrst of a series of
Prague is one of the company’s ten ception. The company introduced two company,Berk’s design,as well as those
types of antique mirror series. The new products: the Volté and the Insid- from future designers, will be incorpo-
company says this particular glass ers Collection, which was designed in rated into its shower doors.
can be used in cabinet inserts, back- collaboration with interior designer
KBIS returns to the Orange County
Convention Center next year, again
The Volté is a frameless, sliding alongside IBS, January 9-11, 2018.
—Katherine Coig n
splashes and bathroom installations— Bobby Berk.
anywhere that glass can be used. And,
to accommodate unusual shapes and shower door equipped with tem-
USGlass, Metal & Glazing | February 2017