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Functional Design with a Modern Twist: Previews of KBIS 2015

With KBIS 2015 just around the corner, exhibitors are building the anticipation with a flood of innovative new products. We couldn’t help but discover a theme of modern & functional design found throughout the KBIS 2015 pressroom, two elements of design that we love.

KBIS 2015 Clarke Architectural Lotus Bath tubWhat is better than functional design that is sleek and sexy? The Lotus tub by Clarke Architectural achieves just that. The tub has a sensual and modern shape that just begs you to hop in for a dip. The unique shape is structured with a base that creates a contemporary twist on a classic clawfoot tub. The solid bath was designed by Clarke Architectural Studios under the direction of Don Clarke. Their goal? To create an artistic piece that displayed the design with “integrity, quality and innovation”. The Lotus bath tub is made with Omoxo a, “proprietary solid surface formulation developed by Clarke Architectural to ensure each piece can withstand the rigors of everyday use while maintaing its sculptural elegance over time”, the company describes. The material is made with Lucite liquid acryclic resin and other high grade composites to ensure long lasting strength. Clarke Architectural will be debuting the contemporary bath, Lotus, at KBIS 2015, be sure to take a look!

KBIS 2015 Blum LEGRABOX Continuing a theme of modern design with practical utility, Blum Inc, a leading manufacturer in kitchen hardware has released the new LEGRABOX drawer system. The streamlined full extension box system design  maximizes usuable space with its linear structure. LEGRABOX is available in brushed stainless steel to accommodate a modern kitchen design or gray matte finish for a more subtle look. The design is available with three drawer side heights for standard drawers and two drawer side heights for interior roll-outs. Sleek modern design meets organization with LEGRABOX, not to mention a new runner system that uses synchronized drawer profiles for greater running action and performance with heavier loads. Needless to say we’re excited to check out the innovative design.

KBIS2015 Tomlinson Industries Designer FaucetSo we’ve covered modern tub design and cabinetry organization, it’s time to talk about the latest faucet design from Tomlinson Industries, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the water, beverage and foodservice industries. It’s clear how fun and versatile the Tomlinson’s Designer and Contemporary Faucets are. The faucets, engineered for reverse osmosis and water treatment systems, have a unique transitional style that are now available in ten designer finishes to truly fit any décor. Among the new finishes include polished chrome, satin nickel, white, biscuit, polished brass, antique bronze black, bright nickel, venetian bronze and brushed stainless. The faucet design is outstandingly functional with a 360̊ neck swivel capability. We love the biscuit, is it back? What do you prefer?


Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.


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