kbb Birmingham, Europe’s kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms exhibition returns to the NEC for 2020 from 1-4 March. The event looks set to be the place for industry professionals to learn more about emerging trends and cutting-edge products in the KBB sector, as well as hold new business conversations and provide a key networking opportunity for exhibitors and attendees.
“This year there is a huge emphasis on personalisation and individuality,” comments Mark Gordon, Director, kbb Birmingham. “To reflect this trend, we want to provide retailers, architects, designers and developers with the knowledge they need to be able to give their clients exactly what they want. Our exhibitors will be showcasing their own takes on this trend and we look forward to seeing what they have in store for attendees in 2020.”
As personalisation is at the forefront of kbb 2020, the event will offer several layers of inspiration; from tips on creating a functional space that reflects its intended use, to ideas and materials that represent an individual’s personal beliefs. Manufacturers want to be able to offer clients unique products and services; to provide a bespoke element that no one else on the market can offer. Consumers are looking to create a space that feels personal to them and will base their interior design choices on brands that can align with their brief.
Every room has a function and whether designing for a residential or commercial space – functionality should always be a key consideration. In residential spaces, this is often when homeowners are looking to maximise the space available. At kbb 2020, a range of exhibitors will showcase their unique storage solutions to help enhance the functionality of a space: Daval Furniture create innovative solutions for the kitchen and bathroom in a range of specialised finishes. ArtiCAD offer a design software to assist with space planning and styling in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Aimed at professional designers, the easy-to-use software can help make sure that each element of the space is practical and serves a purpose.
The look and feel of a room are of great importance to the consumer and it can have a huge impact on the way the room is perceived. In order to design spaces that stand the test of time, many consumers are looking for timeless pieces that reflect their own design aesthetic, which can really make a room feel personal. Brands, including Caesarstone, will be showcasing a wide range of innovative surfaces with a product to suit every style of room.
Rooms have the power to create a real experience to match their purpose and great design can really alter how a space feels. If a homeowner is looking to create a social space, logistical factors need to be considered to ensure that the space can cope with the demand. This year, Virtual Worlds will be exhibiting at kbb2020, the virtual experience allows clients to visualise the space before committing to their design choices.
Individual beliefs are a design consideration that continues to influence buying choices. Potential clients may be looking for sustainable manufacturing or vegan design; they want to invest and purchase products which have strong ethics to align with their own personal beliefs. Water-saving is an initiative dominating the bathroom sector and many of the kbb exhibitors this year will be showcasing what they can offer to meet this growing demand, exhibitors this year include: Villeroy & Boch, Roca, Perrin & Rowe and Blanco.
kbb Birmingham will feature over 400 exhibitors, showcasing the latest products and innovations. The biennial event expects an audience of over 16,000 across the four-day period. The show provides an unrivalled opportunity for attendees to stay ahead of emerging trends and to find out about the latest product launches from industry leaders. For more information on kbb 2020 and to register, please visit: www.kbb.com.