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A Party to Remember at the Residences Mandarin Oriental 2015 in Las Vegas

What a great way to start the Design and Construction Week (DCW2015)!  Actually, the week of DCW2015, #BlogTourVegas members focused on a few exhibitors during the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, aka KBIS2015.  A few were represented at the exclusive Residences Mandarin Oriental High luxury apartments in Las Vegas ( http://bit.ly/18XuXhg ).

As we were entertained by images from the Arts of

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to the Performances from members of Cirque du Soleil

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Neil Bailey, President of Poggenpohl U.S. talks about how Poggenpohl kitchen truly embodies the essence of the Arts and Performance of Poggenpohl. To make their products seem effortless in its crafts. But as you know, behind the beauty, there were countless of countless of hours and dedication to perfect their craft.

Being part of #BlogTourVegas, we as a group were lucky enough to see some kitchen and bath product launches before the door opened at KBIS in Las Vegas.  And thanks a few of our sponsors (Blanco Americas and Poggenpohl), we were able to see these products in their true applications.

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Some of #BlogTourVegas members lead by Veronika Miller at the Residences of Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas to kick off KBIS 2015.                                                                                                     Photo credit: Chasen West http://chasenwest.com

 

 

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Photo credit: Chasen West http://chasenwest.com

 

But let’s talk about sinks, baby…let’s talk about sinks.

Christy Emens of Blanco Americas talking to a room full of designers and design bloggers.  Photo credit: Chasen West http://chasenwest.com

Christy Emens of Blanco Americas and #BlogTourVegas                                  Photo credit: Chasen West http://chasenwest.com

 

Christy Emens of Blanco

Christy Emens of Blanco

During the Poggenpohl party, I snuck in the kitchen as servers left to tend to their guests.  And look what I found!!  YUM!

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Photo left by RMD Designs Photo on right by Chasen West http://chasenwest.com

 

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Photo provided by Poggenpohl

 

And I got even closer…probably was not allowed to go deep in the kitchen.  But I had to look closer as the Blanco’s Culina faucet really caught my eye.

Blanco sink and Culina faucet.

Poggenpohl Cabinetry and Blanco sink and faucet.

 

From afar, it looked pretty clean as the servers I’m sure did not have time to even bother with clean up.  Shhhh…don’t tell the host!  But we’re going to get even closer!

Blanco's deep sink buys you time and allows you to hide the mess before you can actually clean up!

Blanco’s deep sink buys you time and allows you to hide the mess before you can actually clean up!

 

Look at how much dirty dishes that piled up in the sink! You sure couldn’t tell from the dining room. That’s what the Blanco Precision 16″ R0 1-1/2 Bowl gives you…time.  Time to clean up the dirty mess when you want to and still can hide the mess as they pile up!

Did you know that award-winning German engineered BLANCO luxury sinks are the first stainless steel sink to achieve a 10mm radius –STEELART® – the first to market colored hard composite sinks – and BLANCO’s pioneering MicroEdge technology with its virtual flushmount edge?  OK.  Here’s another factoid…

-BLANCO has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and their production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards.

and another…

Like the Attika, precision craftsmanship and artistic creativity of its STEELART brand to the stunning durability of its ground breaking SILGRANIT® collection, BLANCO has proven that the sink is far more than a mere functional element in the kitchen.

 

Speaking of German Engineering

…and then there’s Poggenpohl Cabinetry.

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Poggenpohl Cabinetry

Is that pretty or what?  Did you know that Poggenpohl is the oldest cabinetry manufacturer in existence today.  They have  been developing its ‘kitchen architecture’ for 123 years!

Today, you can find their cabinetry in more than 70 countries.

 

Kitchen at The Residences Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Kitchen at The Residences Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

 

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Fellow #BlogTourVegas member Chris Laumer-Gidden looks closer at a Poggenpohl engineering!

Fellow #BlogTourVegas member Chris Laumer-Gidden looks closer at a Poggenpohl engineering!  Photo by Poggenpohl

Let’s look a little closer…

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Poggenpohl drawers.

 

To find out more about Poggenpohl, by clicking here.

 

You’ve seen one countertop, you’ve seen them all, right?

WRONG!

Take a look at Prexury® by Cosentino.  We had a lot of fun watching this semiprecious stone as it was designed so that as it’s backlit, it changes the slab’s color! By the way, did you know that each Prexury slab has an ‘ASP’ (Authentic Semi-Precious Stone) certificate of authenticity?   Do you know what that means?  Basically, if you have any issues with the slab or need more of it, this certification ensures the product’s traceability!

Prexury® by Cosentino

Prexury® by Cosentino

 

Need I say more?

Well, maybe.  Cosentino is a global, well-known Spanish company who produces and distributes Silestone®, quartz surfaces.  They boast that Silestone was the first quartz surface to be introduced for kitchen countertops, sinks, bathroom and more.

During KBIS2015, Cosentino showed another of their products called Dekton.  Dekton is Large format surface with maximum strength for worktops, façades, high transit floors, both for indoor and outdoor use.

Below is a Cosentino installation in one of the luxury condo in the Mandarin Oriental.

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Cosentino product

The one below is Dekton by Cosentino installation in another suite.  You’ll see Dekton’s new designs called Auro as a backsplash here.

Aura by Dekton  (Cosentino) Photo credit by Poggenpohl

Aura by Dekton (Cosentino) Photo credit by Poggenpohl

 

and the fireplace surround…

Dekton® by Cosentino, the new ultra-compact surface. Shown above is called Aura.  Photo by Dekton.

Dekton® by Cosentino, the new ultra-compact surface. Shown above is called Aura. Photo by Dekton.

 

Hope you enjoyed your visit here with me as much as I enjoyed the Mandarin Oriental dinner party in Las Vegas before the #KBIS2015 show. Thank you for stopping by!  And a special THANK YOU again to our sponsors, Blanco Americas and Poggenpohl..

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