The #kbbLDN Innovation Awards in partnership with Blum UK


The Waipori Satinjet shower

The most innovative products in the kbb sector have been selected for the much anticipated kbb LDN Innovation Awards 2013.

Twenty entries have been short listed and will be displayed in the Innovation Centre, a dedicated space at the show from 19th-21st May 2013 at ExCel, London. The products will then be judged and the winners announced during the show on Monday 20th May 2013.

Blum UKThe kbb LDN Innovation Awards will celebrate the most ground-breaking advancements across the kitchen and bathroom industries. The judging panel will be chaired by Martin Allen-Smith, editor of Designer Kitchens & Bathrooms magazine, who will be accompanied by Robert Timmons, MD of Robert Timmons Furniture. Both judges and visitors alike will have the opportunity to vote, resulting in three winners. The Judges Choice Award, The Visitors Choice Award, voted for at the show, and The People’s ChoiceAward, voted for online by liking their favourite product on our Facebook page.

In partnership with Blum UK

Learn more about the short listed entries and the products that will be displayed below…

ABODE – Tempeau®
Introducing Tempeau®, Abode’s revolutionary new integrated thermostatic bath & showering system for your home, offering simple to install, showering and bathing in temperature controlled safety.

Caple – C5100 Lift oven
The A-rated C5100 Lift oven has a stainless steel interior and has been designed to sit flush with the work surface when roasting, baking or when not in use, therefore providing a clear, sleek platform in the kitchen.

VitrA – VitrAfresh Rimless WC
VitrAfresh Rimless WC is a wall hung WC has rimless bowl with a distribution tool and fresh additive feature. VitrAfresh Rimless WC with incorporated tank is a novelty as it brings maximum sanitation and hygiene through uninterrupted water flow. Elegance and functionality are all in harmony in rimless WC.

Euroline – Twister E.ion® System
As part of their new E.ion® System range, premium Italian cookerhood manufacturer Falmec has developed a solution for a healthier kitchen environment, to combat dust, pollution and bacteria as well as grease and cooking odours by using ionisation technology to purify the air.

Faber – Arkea
The Arkea combines extraction with ambient mood lighting. An exclusive lamp- hood from the F-light range designed by Faber.

Hansgrohe – Raindance Select
For the first time, the engineers at Hansgrohe have invented a range of Raindance Select showers that offer two types of shower spray in a single head. The new Raindance Select programme offers the choice of gentle aerated RainAir and the forceful, effective Rain shower spray.

Hoover Candy Group – Hoover Prodige oven
At 76-litres it is the largest single oven that can be divided into two separate fan ovens with independent temperature controls. By maximizing space and saving energy consumers can cook different items at the same time in the Prodige 76- litre oven.

HPP Ltd – ClicBox
Developed by Unilin ClicBox is a new flat pack cabinet system that makes use of UNICLIC technology to allow the components to simply be clicked together limiting the time and skill required for construction

Ideal Standard – Concept Space
The collection combines ceramics, including short projection basins and compact WCs, and baths that are cleverly designed to fit into small or awkward spaces.

Impey – Impey EasyFit
Impey EasyFit is a pre-moulded wetroom floor former, designed to make wetroom installation a simple, fuss-free process.

Methven UK Ltd – Methven Aroha
The Aroha tapware range is both distinctive and timeless with small, graceful proportions. Aroha’s striking aesthetic breaks away from expectation by combining distinct angles with soft forms to create dynamic and visual interest.

Methven UK Ltd – Methven Satinjet Waipori
The Waipori Satinjet shower range successfully transforms your everyday showering ritual into a luxurious experience that truly awakens the senses and is far superior to that of any other compact shower on the market today.

Mira Showers – Mira Calibre
Mira Calibre is the thinnest vertical valve on the market in response to increasing consumer demand for stylish, minimalist mixer showers. Calibre combines technological excellence with a stand-out aesthetic design to create the optimum showering experience.

Roca Ltd – In-Tank Meridian
Roca’s unique In-Tank Meridian WC is a revolutionary bathroom fitting concept which incorporates the cistern in its interior. It’s the first WC to offer wall-hung and back-to-wall options which do not require a concealed cistern, facilitating ease of installation and creating an ideal solution for small spaces.

RODI sinks & ideas, S.A. – RODI ART
RODI ART is an exceptional fusion of a sublime sink with an extremely versatile accessory. The sink presents a simple but robust shape, highlighted by its 50mm height, causing huge impact by its majestic aspect.

Symphony Group – Signature Cabinet with Innovative Laser Edging
The Signature laser edged cabinet offers customers a new dimension in creating a bespoke look for their kitchen. Completely unique to Symphony, the ability to laser edge kitchen cabinets for the high-end Signature brand creates a truly innovative way of approaching bespoke kitchen manufacturing.

Twyford Bathrooms – 3D Rimfree® Wall-Hung Toilet
Offering consumers more options to choose from, Twyford Bathrooms’ 3D wall- hung toilet has been updated with the truly innovative Rimfree® technology.

Vogue (UK) – Vogue (UK)’s Integral Valve
As the largest remaining heating company to still manufacture towel warmers and designer radiators in the UK, Vogue (UK) has developed a new range at its factory in the West Midlands; the ‘Integral’ collection.

VZUG – VZUG Combi-Steam XSLF
Plumbed in combination steam oven with the unique VZUG patented steam control system that allows control of steam temperature to a single degree accuracy.

Westag & Getalit AG – GetaLit

Concept for handmade-style HPL laminates Getalit laminate surface finishes are designed to perfectly match the product and décor theme. The outcome is a unique decorative sheet material available from orders as small as one piece for versatile uses – also as a kitchen worktop.

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Lyndsey Culf, Senior Account Manager at Publicity Engineers by calling 01992 478109 or by email

2013 May Design Series

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