KBB Birmingham, Europe’s largest biennial kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms event, has announced the launch of the Innovation Awards 2022, in partnership with Blum. The awards have been created to honour the best ideas in the KBB industry, recognising the most creative and groundbreaking solutions. Entrants can nominate a new method, idea or product that demonstrates innovation. The scheme is open to all and winners will be announced at KBB Birmingham in March 2022.
The Innovation Awards 2022 will be in partnership with manufacturer Blum, which is continuing its support of the awards programme. Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts which will include leading professionals who represent different areas of the KBB market including design, technical and journalism backgrounds. The judges will be taking on the challenge of scouting out the brands, manufacturers and suppliers of the KBB industry, who are bringing something new, unique and forward-thinking to the market.
This year there will be a new category added to the programme. This award will be for sustainability, which will acknowledge the cutting-edge work that brands are doing to create, promote and deliver sustainable solutions to the KBB sector.
Entries should showcase the latest innovations in the industry, ranging from products and components to manufacturing techniques that are disrupting the market, with only solutions or products launched in the last 18 months being accepted. Following the judging, 10 successful shortlisted entries will be displayed in the Atrium at the NEC across specially designed plinths, for the duration of the show. Winners will be announced at KBB Birmingham on the 8th March 2022. As well as the judges' winner, also returning this year will be the popular People’s Choice winner, which is chosen by visitors to the show.
“We’re really excited to launch the Innovation Awards for the 2022 show,” said Andy Bishop, creative director, KBB Birmingham. “We can’t wait to launch this scheme for 2022 to recognise and celebrate the amazing work that is going on within the industry. We are looking forward to seeing the fantastic entries and being able to share the ground-breaking projects that have been developed since the last show.”
To enter click here. All entries must be submitted by Friday 17th December 2021.