ABC Stone Awarded NKBA Innovative Retail Showroom of the Year for NYC Experience Center

ABC Stone is honored to have been awarded NKBA’s Innovative Retail Showroom for 2019 in the medium-sized Independent Showroom category.  The Showroom awards acknowledge outstanding design and client engagement in a dealer/retail environment, in independent and multi-brand/location showrooms. Showrooms are judged on their unique and interactive design. A prestigious jury of design and allied professionals have selected our New York City showroom, which was designed by STONEFOX Architects and planned in an exclusive partnership with RED Graniti Quarries, Vermont Quarries, and Colorado Quarries, from among dozens of entries received.

Located in the heart of NYC’s Flatiron District, ABC’s state-of-the-art Experience Center brings together both digital and analog forces to inspire innovative design on every scale. ABC looks to expand the parameters of material specification, change how we interact with our clients and how our clients interact with our materials, and ultimately revolutionize point-of-sale procedure in the natural and engineered stone industry utilizing our proprietary Virtual Warehouse system. The Virtual Warehouse, combined with the award-winning, Ketra lighting system which precisely mimics the color temperature and intensity of light no matter the surroundings, enables our clients to accurately imagine the exact properties of their stone in the space for which it is being selected. The experience is further enhanced by our ongoing educational series “Cocktails and Conversations”. These classes provide continuing education credits for interior design professionals on a variety of stone-related topics. It is our intention for attendees to leave with a thorough understanding of the subjects covered and how they can be applied in the work going forward.

The awards were given out at KBIS 2019 on February 18, 2019 at the NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards Show at the Encore Hotel in the Encore Ballroom.

For more than a quarter century, the world’s top architects and designers have put their trust in ABC Stone. Our strategic partnerships with top quarries the world over give us unparalleled access to the finest stones ever unearthed. Exotic marble, extraordinary granite, magnificent limestone in addition to an impressive array of onyx, travertine, quartzite and semi-precious, among other fine natural stones, make ABC a one-stop stone resource for the A&D community.

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