They knew what they were doing. Penthouse units at the Residences at Mandarin Oriental. Backdrop for good food and fine wine. Poggenpohl and Sub-Zero Wolf, the perfect complement, our hosts for a night of refined design … at the heart of CityCenter Las Vegas, and high above the Las Vegas Strip.
Roger Finch and I walk over to an impressive and fun display of doors which make up one side of the ODL booth at the International Builders' Show (IBS 2014) in Las Vegas. Roger is a marketing manger at ODL and as he speaks, you can hear how his job overlaps with research and development: "This is our Spotlights Program. A lot of consumers and homeowners today are downsizing and moving from the suburbs back to the inner city. One of the things that they are doing is - taking older homes on the market today, and they are rehabbing them back to their original architecture. Spotlights is our program for the architectural enthusiast."
"Quiet, clean, lightweight, versatile and easy to use" were the real words uttered by publishers and editors during our recent weekend experience with the Lowe's/Kobalt team, as we put all seven new tools in the Kobalt 40V Max Outdoor Power Equipment (OPE) line through their paces.
It is part of what Amy Gath, Vice President of Marketing, called Formica’s mission to "make materials obtainable." Gath continues, “Although granite continues to be popular, homeowners are expanding their material preferences to include new stone variations. Our latest laminate patterns are fresh, affordable and maintenance-free alternatives, making design trends accessible for all.”
“By far, the biggest design trend that connects with both consumers and designers is the idea of individualization,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “We have so many options in front of us each day – we truly believe that there is one product, made just for us and for our life. That is the inspiration for ONE. It’s a sink that lets you customize the features to create a personal workstation.”