Kbb Birmingham names Innovation Award winners

Kbb Birmingham announced the winners of its Innovation Awards at the show, held at the NEC from March 3-6.

14 Mar, 24

Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom exhibition Kbb Birmingham announced the winners of its Innovation Awards at the show, held at the NEC from March 3-6.

Kbb Birmingham names Innovation Award winners

Sponsored by Blum, the awards recognise forward-thinking and technically advanced products within the sector.

Architect and interior design liaison at Blum, Amanda Hughes commented: “Once again, the standard of entries was incredibly high and those shortlisted really reflect that spirit of creativity and innovation that we’ve come to expect at the kbb Innovation Awards.

“These brilliant solutions demonstrate ideas that can really make a difference across the KBB industry.”

There were 10 shortlisted finalists displayed at the show, with three winners named,  two chosen by a judging panel and the People’s Choice Award presented to the product with the highest number of visitors votes.

The finalists were displayed in an inspiring showcase across the specially designed Innovation Zone, providing visitors the chance to experience the innovations first hand and vote for their favourite.

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It has been designed to save material and makes smaller, lighter cabinets that installers can fit faster, easier and more accurately than ever before.

Receiving the highest number of votes during the show, the People’s Choice Award winner was Hidealoo, which has won a European Product Design Award and was also named a KBN Most Wanted winner earlier this year.

Working with any standard wall hung ceramic pan and cistern, the WC frame rotates 90˚, meaning it can be hidden within a cabinet or cavity space.

Founder of Hidealoo Monty Ravenscroft said: “Picking up a kbb innovation award, especially when it has been voted on by those within the trades, is just fantastic and acts as further validation for Hidealoo and the unique solution we are offering.

“Interest continues to grow amongst both trade partners and consumers across the world, who value the way Hidealoo is opening up opportunities for households to make the most flexible use of the space they have available and to add additional facilities.”

Read our interview with Monty Ravenscroft talking about Hidealoo and its value to bathroom retailers.