The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show, held this year April 21-23 at Chicago's McCormick Place, had record-breaking crowds of more than 55,000 national and international professionals, along with more than 900 exhibitors.

PM staff saw new products and design trends for residential and commercial applications, including lavatories (see “Plumbing Trends” on page 122), air baths, filtered faucets, powder rooms, ADA-compliant tubs and showers, electronic faucets, high-performing toilets, radiant floor heat and spa showers.

Look for our K/BIS Product Review in the July issue.

Above right: Brizo, Delta Faucet Co.'s premium brand, held a student design competition and announced the winner the night before K/BIS. Four finalist teams from design schools around the country showcased their entries, which were storefront displays featuring Brizo products. Pictured is the winning design team from the University of Nebraska (left to right): Vasken Altounian, Delta Faucet Co. vice president of sales and marketing; Tom Allisma, U of N faculty advisor; Reinhard Metzger, president of Delta Faucet; and U of N students Lynette Klein, Nathan Bicak and Jay Anderson.

Below: Elkay Manufacturing Co. was presented with the Crystal Vision Award at K/BIS in recognition of its corporate commitment to improving housing for low-income families and rehabilitating facilities in under-resourced communities. From left to right: Bob Atkins, former president of Grohe America; Ron Katz, chairman and CEO of Elkay; and David Kohler, group president/ kitchen & bath of Kohler Co.