The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), owners of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the destination for kitchen and bath, residential design and construction professionals, welcomes 40 members of the Interior Design Society (IDS) to the event. Two curated tours, led by award-winning California designer Wendy Glaister will connect IDS members with brands, programs and networking events at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, February 8-10, 2022.
IDS is an independent national organization comprising more than 2,000 members. Dedicated to serving the residential design industry, IDS was founded in 1973 by the National Home Furnishings Association (NHFA) to support interior designers based within furniture stores. Since its founding, the IDS has expanded its focus to support professional interior design entrepreneurs nationwide.
The NKBA is pleased to welcome these design professionals – many of whom are new to the show – as a step toward developing larger collaborations and partnerships in the future.
“I was so pleased when the IDS membership reached out to explore the possibility of bringing a group of design pros to KBIS,” said Suzie Williford, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA. “The future of our organizations rests on uncovering mutually beneficial ways we should and can collaborate, underpinning the importance of the professional designer in making our lives safer, smarter and more beautiful.”
Curated Tours – Brands Announced
The NKBA and IDS have developed two curated tours for IDS members, hosted by Glaister. The tours will include stops at various exhibitor locations as well as the KBIS Next Stage and other programming locations. Exhibitors were invited to self-nominate for consideration by IDS. Selected exhibitors include:
- Zip Water
- Infinity Drain
- Emtek Hardware
- House of Rohl
- CAFE Appliances
IDS National Executive Director Jenny Caro shares, “On behalf of IDS members across the country, we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership with the NKBA, as a way to bring together our members like never before, forging stronger connections and developing bonds that uplift our entire design and trade community.”