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kbb Birmingham set to showcase inspirational industry trends

kbb Birmingham, Europe’s largest dedicated kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms exhibition, promises to be the key meeting place for industry professionals to learn about emerging trends and cutting-edge products in the KBB sector. TSJ introduces this exciting event.

From 6th to 9th March, kbb Birmingham will returns to the NEC for 2022; providing architects, designers, and other specifiers with the tile and surface innovations they need to take them into the year ahead.

“The trends that are emerging this year are focused on the functional as well as the inspirational,” comments Andy Bishop, Creative Director, kbb Birmingham. “Over the last couple of years, our needs and requirements for the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom space have changed. Consumers are looking for good design and style but also practicality and sustainability. Our exhibitors will be showcasing their own take on these trends and we look forward to seeing what they have in store for attendees in 2022.”

Being able to get outdoors and take advantage of its benefits has never been more important, this is being reflected in the next trend – bringing the outdoors indoors. The Surface Collection will be exhibiting a range of products including the Atlas Plan Boost tiles, which allow homeowners to continue their interiors into the garden with the same design.

Design is extremely important and bold style statements are increasingly popular within the home especially using black to create impact and contrast. Black furniture, brassware, sinks and surfaces will all be making an appearance at kbb Birmingham 2022. For instance, Dansani will be unveiling its stunning new black sink, while Abode and Blanco are presenting matt black kitchen taps. Bauformat will showcase both its Bauformat and Burger brands with Burger launching its anti-fingerprint Jette furniture range in a black silky matt finish. The Forest Magnolia from kbb Birmingham tiles exhibitor, Quartzforms, has a uniform black/green background, with a fine grain, long and diffused white veins.

Consumers are experimenting with different shapes, especially when it comes to tiles. Hexagonal shapes are proving extremely popular, and Verona will be at kbb Birmingham displaying its Sunburst tile range which comes in different designs in this interesting shape.  

Another priority for consumers is sustainability, ensuring the products they buy have a reduced impact on the planet and are fit for the future. German kitchen manufacturer, Rotpunkt Küchen will be focusing on the importance of utilising recycled materials and renewable wood alternatives for its furniture.

The Used Kitchen Company will be back as the show’s sustainability partner encouraging exhibitors to think about their environmental and social impact as well kitchen recycling by helping exhibitors to sell off their displays and find new homes for all the kitchens on show. Many of the exhibitors are also utilising sustainable materials and concepts for their stands, including Roca and Häfele.

During the four-day event, the kbb Innovation Awards 2022, in partnership with Blum will also be taking place. The awards honour the best and most innovative ideas in the KBB industry, recognising the most creative and ground-breaking solutions.

Visitors will be able to see the shortlisted products at the show to get an essential preview of some of the most cutting-edge product design from the KBB sector.

kbb Birmingham will feature over 200 exhibitors across 26 different product categories. Confirmed exhibitors include Quooker, Capel, Electrolux, Davroc and Caesarstone, as well as a number of up-and-coming brands within the sector. The event expects an audience of over 12,000 visitors over the four days, attracting senior decision makers from the retail and contract sector.
For more information on kbb Birmingham, to exhibit or to register to attend, please visit: www.kbb.co.uk.

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