Designer DripEdge™ wins KBB’s Product Award for Functional Hardware

by Jenny Rhead

We’re excited to share that our Designer DripEdge™ has been chosen for this year’s KBB Product Awards in the Functional Hardware category!

KBB – Kitchen & Bath Business – is the official publication of the NKBA and KBIS (National Kitchen & Bath Association and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, respectively). Each fall, KBB names new Product Award winners prior to the following year’s KBIS trade show. In 2023, Designs of Distinction submitted one of our newest (and favorite) products to the judges – The Designer DripEdge™. The Designer DripEdge is this year’s winner in the Functional Hardware category.

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Per KBB, “The KBB Product Awards honor manufacturers for superior products” that fulfill criteria such as: air quality, bath and kitchen accessories, bath storage and furniture, countertops, decorative hardware, functional and storage hardware, laundry products, shower components, smart innovations, and many more. KBB notes, “the judges have the final say on the category awards and will reserve the right to assign products to specific award categories at their discretion,” stating one winner will be named in each category that has sufficient entries.

When we submitted the Designer DripEdge to KBB’s Product Awards, we did not know what category the judges would assign this product. We’re pleased the DripEdge was placed in the Functional Hardware category, because that’s what we consider it, too – it’s a functional piece that also adds to the kitchen’s aesthetics; as KBB states, “functional and eye-catching.”

What is KBB?

Kitchen & Bath Business was the first trade magazine for the kitchen and bath industry, and is the official publication for the NKBA and KBIS.

Kitchen & Bath Business “was the first trade magazine for the kitchen and bath industry and is the Official KBIS publication.” The company goes on to say, “KBB covers articles on recent projects, before & after pieces and business columns for architects, custom builders, designers, remodelers and showroom dealers. We highlight the latest in kitchen and bath products, trends, technologies, news and design in eight annual issues.” KBB issues include “a Buyer’s Guide, which lists the industry’s leading suppliers and the products and services they offer.”

Additionally, KBB offers a variety of design award programs, stating “Kitchen and Bath Business honors the industry’s leading professionals in its Design Awards, Product Innovator Awards and Readers’ Choice Awards.” Types of awards KBB offers include:

  • Design Awards: Accolades go to cutting-edge kitchen, bath and showroom design installations.
  • Product Innovator Awards: Awarded to new and innovative kitchen and bath industry products from a panel of judges, who remain anonymous until the award is presented. Judges are industry experts, independent of direct affiliation with products and companies being evaluated.
  • Readers’ Choice Awards: Readers vote their favorite products, brands, and professionals in the Kitchen and Bath Industry based on local availability, support from supplier/manufacturer, and price point for their typical client budget.

KBB, founded in 1955, provides business’ with “innovative and actionable ideas,” inspiration, and exclusive insight into KBIS before any other platform.

Designer DripEdge™ – Functional Hardware Category Winner

Protect any door requiring a little extra TLC from spills and splatters. Available in 4 widths (12.75″L, 14.5″L, 15.75″L, and 17.5″L) and 3 finishes (brushed aluminum, flat black, and satin brass). With these sizes, the DripEdge fits most 15″ and 18″ doors for at-home waste can pull-outs. The slight overhang allows for easy clean up of spills and messes. We love that KBB judges appreciate the functional and decorative Designer DripEdge™!

KBB’s October 2023 Issue – Page 83

Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, the DripEdge is made from anodized aluminum, meaning it won’t chip, peel, rust, or corrode. Brushed aluminum, flat black, and satin brass finishes are unscathed from harsh cleaning solutions and will retain their bright metallic finish for years to come. For more information on anodized aluminum and aluminum components, please see our FAQ page – specifically the Aluminum Components FAQ.

7/8″ Designer DripEdge™

Protect your cabinetry and add a subtle decorative touch to waste can pull-out cabinets. Made in the USA from anodized aluminum, the Designer DripEdge™ features finished ends and includes pre-applied UHB tape for easy installation.

The Designer DripEdge™ matches our other Metallic Accents, too. If you’re adding satin brass trim, or columns with satin brass sleeves, they will perfectly match the satin brass DripEdge profile. Similarly, brushed aluminum and flat black will match other metallic accents in brushed aluminum and flat black.

Designer DripEdge™ Inspiration Gallery

While the Designer DripEdge™ is a perfect addition to residential cabinetry, it can also be used in commercial settings. See the Inspiration Gallery below for both residential and commercial applications.

DripEdge™ Residential Gallery

DripEdge™ Commercial Gallery

About Us: Designs of Distinction, founded in 1998, began as a small supplier of furniture parts. Today, we work with the largest brands in the industry to develop new and innovative products for cabinetry and furniture.

From the moment the first cabinet maker called and asked us to make a leg that was “bigger and wider, to hold up a countertop,” to the day we introduced our first metal component in 2014, Designs of Distinction continues to lead the industry in the latest materials, finishes, and components for kitchen, bath, and furniture.

Custom components are our specialty – furniture components, store fixtures, or otherwise – Designs of Distinction can help you bring your next project to life.

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