kbb Birmingham, the biennial kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms event, has announced this year’s shortlist for the 2022 Innovation Awards. The awards honour the best ideas in the KBB industry, recognising the most creative, sustainable and ground-breaking solutions.  

The shortlisted entries are:

•            Bora, X BO Steam Oven

The BORA X BO can be used for roasting, baking, steaming and more, it even cleans itself spotlessly after use.

•            Keuco, Shower Light

Pictured below, the Shower Light integrates a light and shower head to combine light and water, enhancing the showering experience.

•            Novy, Easy Pro Hob

The Easy Pro Hob is an induction hob featuring an extractor that automatically regulates extraction once cooking begins.    

•            Roca, In-Wash® In-Tank® smart WC

Pictured top – the In-Wash® In-Tank® combines maximum intimate hygiene and freedom of installation. It is the only shower toilet on the market that has an integrated cistern offering streamlined installation and easy maintenance.

•            Ca’ Pietra, Mermaid’s Garden Tiles

Submerge into the great underwater world with Ca’ Pietra’s stunning collection of Mermaid’s Garden tiles.

•            Røroshetta, Sense Cooker Hood

The Sense Cooker Hood range has integrated, silent, smart technology features that focus on indoor air quality and fire safety.

•            Liebherr, Peak BioFresh Refrigerator

Liebherr’s Peak BioFresh Refrigerator helps to keep fruit and vegetables crisp and fresh, whilst being energy efficient.

•            Perrin & Rowe, Armstrong Mini Tap

The Perrin & Rowe Armstrong Mini Tap offers instant steaming hot water and filtered water for drinking.

•            LoftRobe Storage Solutions        

LoftRobe’s Storage Solutions are raised and lowered by remote control to make the most of your small and unused space.

•            Furnipart, Ocean IX handles

Furnipart’s Ocean IX Handles are made of recycled materials from the maritime industry such as fishing nets, ropes and trawls.

Andy Bishop, Creative Director, kbb Birmingham commented:

“The standard of entries this year was incredibly high. The judges were so impressed by the quality and design of the products, which all demonstrate the truly exciting innovators in the KBB industry who are bringing something new, unique and forward-thinking to the market.”

The Innovation Awards 2022 is in partnership with manufacturer Blum. Amanda Hughes, architect & interior design liaison at Blum who is one of the judges commented:

“We are thrilled to be continuing our support of the kbb Innovation Awards programme. Blum is known as a pioneer of great design, so it feels like a natural fit to be partnering with these exciting awards. We are looking forward to celebrating these brilliant innovations, which cover several key issues that are important to the whole industry.”

The shortlisted entries will be displayed in a specially designed space (K74) on the show floor at the NEC, for the duration of kbb Birmingham and winners will be announced on the 8th of March 2022. As well as the judges’ winner, there will also be a special prize for sustainability. In addition, returning this year will be the popular People’s Choice winner, which is chosen by visitors to the show.

kbb Birmingham will feature over 200 exhibitors across 26 different product categories. The event expects an audience of over 12,000 visitors over the four days.

For more information on kbb Birmingham, to exhibit or to register to attend, please visit www.kbb.co.uk

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