Luxury K/B Collection Event Set for Second Year

Luxury K/B Collection Event Set for Second Year

San Francisco, CA The Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection, a trade show and educational conference created for high-end designers, dealers, architects, decorative plumbing hardware showrooms and distributors by Dallas-based Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC, is set for its second year. The invitation-only show, billed as "the world's only trade event dedicated to the high-end kitchen and bath market," will take place December 2-3 at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

"Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection is for industry professionals and opinion leaders who are serious about impacting the future of the high-end kitchen and bath market," said Todd Davis, partner with Alan Peterson in the Davis Peterson Collaborative. "Our goal at Luxury Kitchen and Bath Collection is to provide something unique, insightful and worthwhile for participants," he added.
Among the programs set for the event are educational sessions, networking opportunities and hospitality functions.

An Opening Keynote Address is scheduled to be given by architect Michael Graves, FAIA, of Michael Graves Architects. In his speech, Graves will discuss the relationship among builders, their interiors and the collection of objects they contain, and will argue that, when seen together, these are essential elements in the development of the character of domesticity and our sense of habitation.

A variety of topics will be covered in the educational sessions offered at the show. "Luxury Lifestyles: How Other Industry Concepts Translate to K&B" is just one of the sessions to be presented. In this offering, design icons Karim Rashid, Michael Berman and Michael Lammel will explore how concepts from hospitality, furniture and fashion design cross over into high-end kitchens and baths.

"Becoming Your Own Brand: Getting Your Reputation to Precede You," another presentation topic, will instruct attendees on how to set themselves apart from other leading design professionals in their market areas. Eliot Sefrin, editorial director of K&BDN, will moderate this session, which features speakers Mick De Giulio of de Giulio kitchen design, inc.; Kimball Derrick, CKD, of The Kitchen Design Studio/K.D. & Steele Cabinetry; and Joan DesCombes, CKD, of Architectural Artworks Inc.

Marc Marsan will be on hand to present "Mental Matrix: How to Engage in Naked Thinking," designed to teach attendees how to maintain the sense of adventure in their design work and avoid pitfalls of routine.

"Future Forward: The Shape of Luxury to Come" will feature Brett Anderson, editorial director of the Robb Report, taking a profound look forward, while Robin Waters, v.p. of Trend Analysis of Target Corp., will explore how to make sense out of opposites and how to attract today's consumer in "The Contradictory Consumer."

Networking events are also planned and include: a full-day tour of the wineries of Napa and Sonoma counties; a wine-tasting evening with hors d'oeurves and live entertainment sponsored by Sub-Zero and Wolf; a Dessert and Cordials reception to welcome show guests sponsored by Viking Range Corp.; a design tour of Bay Area kitchen and bath showrooms, as well as a tour of a newly renovated $3.5 million penthouse, sponsored by Viking Range Corp.; and Boutique Exhibits and Product Showcases which will feature high-end kitchen and bath products and several manufacturers unveiling never-before-seen product introductions for the industry.