As the New Year approaches, I am compelled to write thanking 2017 for all its gifts and good fortune! The highlights include a new grandson, a new vanity line, trade shows, speaking engagements, and the confidence of my peers to elect me as president of the NKBA Manhattan Chapter.
Enrico IV is a handsome, healthy little marvel of a boy and I feel blessed!
Onto the vanity line… the Retro Collection by Toni Sabatino for Baden Haus is a dream come true! It is a blend of quality, modular convenience, value and good dose of art! We launched the line exhibiting at ICFF in New York, and it was truly a thrill to invite my peers to our booth. Our well received collection has also exhibited at Cersaie in Bologna, The Big 5 in Dubai, and will be at KBIS in Orlando shortly, booth S4877. I encourage you to check out the full collection catalogue on my website http://tonisabatinostyle.com/retro.php or at badenhaus.it.
The design events in New York City are always exciting and full of festive networking and presentations. I had the great pleasure of speaking about the latest features incorporated by Woodmode cabinetry in a talk at “What’s New, What’s Next” 2017 at InHouse Kitchen Bath Home in the New York Design Center. The talk was a collaborative effort featuring craft cocktails and embellishments with renowned author, food critic, speaker, horticulturist and all around fun person, Leeann Lavin.
I was also invited to speak on a panel with Belwith-Keeler at Design Chicago. The discussion revolved around fashion and the design industry, a favorite topic indeed!
As I say adieu 2017, I look forward to the new year with joy and anticipation! KBIS is around the corner and I can’t wait to present the vanity line to our community as well as find new products and innovations to share with my clients. NKBA training will be happening at the show as well and I look forward to my role as president working with the best of our industry in New York City to continue our tradition of bringing quality networking, education, value and sheer fun to our design community.
Wishing you the best in the New Year!