We are proud to be collaborating with KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, which will be held in New Orleans this month. KBIS is an important industry event in that it provides a great platform for everyone to connect, exchange ideas, learn and discover new products and technologies.
With Modenus being a web based platform that prides itself in its real life engagement we were thrilled to be asked to spearhead a brand new concept on the show floor – KBIS Design Studios powered by QueX, a virtual design experience presented live at the show.
Before we get into all the cool details you can expect to find at booth #3352 please mark your calendar for our kick off party at KBIS:
About the QueX Technology
Technology integrator QueX is working with a collaborative group of hardware and software makers including Monster Media, Go Tour, Planar and Modenus to create a platform that will connect physical and virtual channels in a new concept called the QueX Experiential Showroom. This new level of product engagement will help design professionals connect their customers more efficiently, resulting in more immediate decision making.
About the presentations
On the KBIS show floor attendees will
- Interact with products on multi touch display screens
- Take a virtual tour of luxury homes brought to life by Luxe Magazine and GoTour
- See a Modenus curated collection of products, up close via touch screen
- Experience how the technology will create a collaborative design environment in the showroom
- Video connectivity by Teliris will allow attendees a glimpse of how virtual interaction can work
- See how 8 design pros work through a project and bring the technology to life in the bath, kitchen, outdoor living and loft living spaces
Eight well regarded design professionals have been selected to interpret various spaces for a range of generational lifestyles. Each will bring their personal design style, love of particular products and brands, and functional considerations to life using an advanced technology that allows them to interact with their clients in more engaging ways.
|Cheryl Kees Clendenon – Gen X Bath
Owner and lead designer of In Detail Interiors and creator of be, a new business venture, Cheryl has been creating a buzz in the Gulf Coast design community for over 14 years. As the name implies, Cheryl’s sharp attention to detail is just one of the many perks that In Detail clients receive as part of a unique team design approach. Cheryl’s name is becoming more recognizable nationally, whether she is working for an out-of-state client, or joining international design tours, sitting on design councils or writing for a 3 year old design blog “Details and Design”.
|Andie Day – Boomer Bath
Andie Day is principal of Andie Day LLC, an Orange county and Los Angeles -based full-service interior design firm committed to creating homes that enhance peoples’ lives at every stage of life. Our Design for Life® philosophy is built around the idea that your home should grow and evolve parallel to your changing needs, expectations and goals. From newlywed to new parent, retiree to independent senior, interior design should have a lifecycle that reflects your own. Andie writes Lifestyle, the blog and participates on a number of manufacturer design councils.
|Meredith Heron – GenX Loft/Kitchen
Meredith Heron is an interior designer and television host whose work is an eclectic conversation with color, pattern and texture. Heron’s obsession is color. Whether layering hues inspired by Roman church doors, or the ombre of Fall leaves in the rain, she combines it with sumptuous, mosaics of pattern, the clean lines of Regency or Louis XVI-inspired furnishing and modern accessories to create rooms that feel glamorous, feminine and familiar. Even in monochromatic spaces, her attention to texture and detail reflect a well-travelled and convivial design vocabulary, spoken in luxurious and personal, spaces made for play. On television, Meredith’s no-nonsense edge, great sense of humor, and her sincere desire to inspire, make her popular with audiences. She spent a season on HGTV’s Love By Design in Canada and Date With Design in the US; hosted HGTV and Fine Living’s Design Match and was a series regular on Restaurant Makeover for the Food Network. A knowledgeable and irreverent guest expert, she’s also been featured on lifestyle programs like Steven & Chris and House & Home.
|Corey Klassen – Millennial Loft/Kitchen
For the last seven years Corey has built a boutique practice that is focused on the direct needs of the client. His broad depth of creative experience and specialty in kitchens and bathrooms finds him addressing user function at every stage. By listening to his clients Corey creates a positive design experience with his down to earth attitude and broad depth of technical design expertise. With a design aesthetic that is sophisticated, sustainable and life-cycle driven, he understands that we must be able to go from farm to table in the most creative of ways. Corey is an NKBA-Certified Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD), Instructor, Kitchen & Bath Design Diploma (Dipl. KBD), Vancouver Community College, an NKBA Accredited Program, VP Professional Development, NKBA BC Chapter, and has been published in numerous design and shelter media outlets.
|Tyler Wisler – Millenial Outdoor Living Space
Shortly after graduating from Marymount University with his degree in Interior Design, Tyler joined the New York firm of Michael Braverman Design, Inc, where he worked with a wide range of clients, satisfying their individual budgets, styles, and requirements. Recently, Tyler was given the amazing opportunity to be a part of the phenomenal competition series, “DESIGN STAR,” on HGTV, where Tyler showcased his talents both as a designer and as a television personality. He has since been featured on the NBC makeover show, “George to the Rescue,” and filmed several news segments as a Design Expert. Recognizing his keen eye, the mega online retailer, OpenSky, asked Tyler to come aboard as a permanent Taste Maker.
|Carmen Christensen – Gen X Outdoor Living
As a registered Interior Designer, with a Bachelor’s Degree, from the prestigious Ringling School of Art & Design, Carmen has worked in the Design industry for over 20 years and has earned the respect and recognition of her clients in addition to many builders and Interior Designers. As a professional member of ASID, Carmen is actively involved in the Florida West Coast chapter. Carmen’s work has been showcased in numerous show houses and published in multiple magazines. Being a member of the NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association, Carmen keeps up to date on current trends and events in the Kitchen and Bath Industry.
|Susan Serra – Boomer Kitchen
President, Susan Serra Associates, Inc. since 1991 (Kitchen/Bath Design Firm), Susan is a CKD and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. She is a regular speaker and “go to” resource for HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Oprah, and a number of other media outlets. She is an active blogger serving on a number of blogger councils and contributing to digital platforms like Houzz and Cultivate. Her work has been published in a variety of media outlets including the Hearst and Meredith publications as well as the Washington Post and the LA Times. Her award winning designs have been recognized by NARI as well as the NKBA. Susan has regularly participated as a judge for industry design and product events including Best of KBIS.
|Lori Gilder – GenX Kitchen
Lori Gilder is an award winning Architectural Interior Designer to Hollywood’s elite and is dedicated to providing her long list of clients with a unique set of design standards and expert guidance throughout the home renovation process. Lori has been a featured winner on HGTV’s “Designers’ Challenge”, has appeared as a guest designer on “Designing For The Sexes”, and is asked regularly to contribute to HGTV.com. Her work has also been published in various design publications such as California Homes, Spaces Magazine and Distinctive Kitchen Solutions just to name a few. Lori has designed a multitude of residential and commercial projects throughout the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Homeowners throughout North America turn to Lori’s newsletter DESIGN LINE,and her blog http://www.diaryofarenovation.com/ to help them move from the typical stress and anxiety of the redesign process to a place of excitement and joy. Lori is known for her expertise in designing and creating luxury home environments that are more comfortable, more satisfying and more rewarding.