NKBA Insiders Rebekah Zaveloff and Richard Anuszkiewicz are among the featured presenters at this year’s Design Chicago. The two-day event is the Midwest’s largest residential design conference and includes educational events and presentations, showroom open houses, and product debuts.

Held at the Merchandise Mart Oct. 2-3, 2019, the conference attracts more than 2,500 design professionals.

Panels and Presentation

Disrupting the Kitchen Triangle – Thursday, October 3, 2019
9:30 AM CT– 10:30 AM CT
Poggenpohl, Suite 138

Rebekah Zaveloff 2019 NKBA Insiders headshotModerator – Rebekah Zaveloff, CKD, KitchenLab Interiors
Panelists – Jennifer Kelly, Retail Project Manager, Poggenpohl; Nicholas Moriarty, Principal/Owner, Nicholas Moriarty Interiors; Vanessa DeLeon, Vanessa Deleon Associates; Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential

Today’s “Living Kitchen” is pushing design in new directions. The classic kitchen triangle is designed primarily around one cook and the pattern of traffic that they will take to access 3 main points: Cooking, Washing and Cold Storage. As appliance/plumbing size, shape and technologies evolve, the fundamentals behind kitchen planning need to do the same. Join Poggenpohl and True Refrigeration for a lively panel on how today’s kitchen triangle is being disrupted.

Understand Luxury: The Hearst and Minds of the Affluent – Thursday, October 3, 2019
11:30 AM CT – 1:15pm CT
Monogram, Suite 124

Richard Anuszkiewicz 2019 NKBA Insiders headshotPanelists – Richard Anuzkiewicz, Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio; Michela O’Connor Abrams, MOCA+; Sheri Gold, CKD, National Showroom & Design Manager, Monogram

Good design is not a luxury, but a necessity. Hear from three industry veterans what luxury means today. The Design Insights Forum has new data on the most affluent new design concentric consumer and we will show you how to reach and retain the most desirable design-minded clients.

The NKBA is also hosting a special home technology presentation and panel on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 – The Role of Integrated Technology in Kitchen and Bath. Suzie Williford, executive vice president, industry relations and chief strategy officer, NKBA will present and moderate the panel. The event starts at 9:00 AM in the SANDOW Innovation Lab, Suite 624.

To register for any of these panels, click here.