Throwback Thursday: KBIS edition

From the 2020 Design & Construction Week, an historic review of kitchen trends.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Style from the 1970s.

This year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, or 2020 KBIS, continues to rage in Las Vegas. It also cooks up this week’s Throwback Thursday – an historic review of kitchen trends as documented in the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s History of the Kitchen exhibit on the KBIS floor.

Some of the key milestones since the invention of the cooking stove (patented in 1864) include the 1912 debut of Formica, invented by Daniel J. O’Conor and Herbert Faber at Westinghouse. According to the exhibit, the laminate material “would revolutionize style and practicality in kitchen countertops.”

Style from the 1980s.

The exhibit showcases some more recent trends as well. The earth tones and induction cooking of the 1970s, and the open-plan kitchens and white appliances of the go-go 1980s.

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