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Designhounds KBIS 2019 : Meet the sponsors

2019 marks the seventh year in the media partnership between KBIS and Modenus and this year, we are retiring our beloved BlogTour KBIS and proudly announcing Designhounds KBIS. Modenus CEO Veronika Miller shares her thoughts about the new concept:  “The digital and social media landscape has changed a lot since we led the way with our BlogTour launch in 2011 and we’ve been building a new network of social media influencers and bloggers through our Designhounds brand for a few years now, allowing participation in our tours and brand campaigns not only to bloggers but all types of influencers across various social platforms. The change has resulted in more robust and diverse coverage of events and stronger engagement for our campaigns and while I’m sad to end the very successful BlogTour chapter, I am thrilled to see how quickly #designhounds gained traction with over 100,000 mentions across blogs and social media channels since its inception.Thank you to all of our loyal BlogTour legacy sponsors and new brands that have joined us this year for the inaugural Designhounds KBIS Tour, we look forward to seeing you at KBIS!”


KBISKBIS, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, has supported Modenus and programs like BlogTour, Designhounds and the Design Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge for over 7 years. During this time, the show has grown not only in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers but has become the uncontested leader in show programming, industry initiatives and a tremendous focus on individual design professionals. We could not be more proud to be working with KBIS once again and cannot wait to see the show back in Las Vegas, for 2019 with its brand new KBIS Salon edition where you’ll find the #dmmtalks lounge, Dallas Market’s Lightovation and the specially curated KBIS EDIT. Add to that, three halls packed with design, technology and building solutions as well as a rich program on KBIS Next Stage and it’s obvious why KBIS is a must-visit for your business in 2019.

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Thompson TradersWe are elated to welcome first time Designhounds sponsor Thompson Traders to our KBIS tour! Thompson Traders is a true family business founded by mother and daughter Alejandra and Samantha Thompson hailing from Mexico. Thompson Traders is the largest copper sink manufacturer in the United States with the vision of offering luxury kitchen and bathroom design at a great value without compromising quality. Thompson Traders offers a wide variety of bath and kitchen sinks, glorious bathtubs, vanities and accessories. Learn more about the family owned company here.


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LampsPlus Designhounds KBISA warm welcome to Designhounds KBIS sponsor Lamps Plus. Lamps Plus strives to offer consumers and designers excellent service, selection and value. The lighting company is the nation’s largest lighting retailer carrying the leading lighting brands including thousands of exclusive and patented designs in lighting and home furnishings. Lamps Plus creates an easy buying experience with a vast amount of store locations throughout the western part of the United States with experts that can help with in-home consultations and lighting installation. Learn more information about Lamps Plus here.

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Thermador Designhounds KBISWe welcome back BlogTour KBIS veteran sponsor Thermador to Designhounds KBIS. Thermador recently celebrated 100 years of creating bold design, high performance and innovation in the kitchen. Founded in 1916, Thermador continues to bring luxury kitchen products to the market and industry. Thermador has a passion for all things culinary and inspired our team last year during KBIS Orlando with an incredible evening featuring an exclusive look at their luxury product lines, inspired culinary tastings and beverages and capped off the evening with an exclusive concert featuring One Republic. We look forward to connecting with Thermador this year during KBIS 2019 in Vegas to learn more about their luxury, high tech products that elevate the kitchen and culinary experience. Learn more about Thermador experiences and products here.

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Wellborn Cabinet Designhounds KBISVeteran BlogTour sponsor Wellborn Cabinet returns to sponsor Designhounds KBIS! Wellborn Cabinet wowed our previous Blogtour Orlando team with fine kitchen and bath cabinetry collections. Wellborn is proud to operate their own timber processing mill whilst hand selecting fine solid woods and popular hardwoods to produce stunning kitchen and bath cabinetry. The company has operated since 1961 and has increased their size in product selection to include 7 product lines. Wellborn brings beautiful traditional cabinetry to the industry with a recent expansion into Full Access Frameless cabinetry as part of the Aspire product line. We look forward to connecting with the Alabama-based brand come February. Learn more about Wellborn Cabinet here.

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MrSteam Designhounds KBISDesignhounds sponsor and BlogTour veteran sponsor Mr. Steam returns to introduce our team to the magic of steam. Mr. Steam has nearly one hundred years of experience in steam manufacturing and with that creates the highest quality steam shower products and technology. Mr. Steam products deliver an experience that provides relaxation and serenity and a slew of health benefits at the touch of a button. It is in their mission to enable people around the globe to be healthy, live and feel good. We cannot wait to take in all the goodness that is Mr. Steam and learn more about their advanced, sleek and relaxation-inducing steam products. Learn more about Mr. Steam here.

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Caesarstone designhounds kbisWe are thrilled to welcome first time Designhounds sponsor Caesarstone! Since 1987 Caesarstone has been a pioneer of the natural quartz surfaces market . Caesarstone trakes pride in their continuous investment and innovation, research and development and well trained personnel. Caesarstone is committed to setting new standards in innovation and craftsmanship and to continue setting trends in the industry. We look forward to connecting with the folks at Caesarstone and learning more about this innovative brand and their beautiful quartz products.Learn more about Caesarstone here.

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