The kitchen, often referred to as the heart of the home, is evolving at a rapid pace. Technological advancements, changing lifestyles, and a growing emphasis on sustainability have all contributed to the ever-changing landscape of the modern kitchen.
As we look towards the future, the kitchen continues to be a focal point of innovation, and InstallerSHOW is excited to announce the Kitchen of the Future Zone – part of Installer Kitchens & Bathrooms, making its debut at the event. This new initiative will explore the concept of multigenerational kitchens, futureproofing, and how kitchen retailers, designers, and installers can play a pivotal role in shaping the kitchens of tomorrow.
Call for papers and contributions
We’re inviting experts, innovators, and thought leaders to contribute to the Kitchen of the Future Zone by submitting papers and proposals that explore various aspects of the evolving kitchen space. We encourage submissions from a diverse range of disciplines, including but not limited to:
Multigenerational kitchens: In today’s world, the kitchen isn’t just a place to prepare meals; it’s a hub of family life and social activity. As demographics change, with multiple generations living under one roof, we are seeing the emergence of multigenerational kitchens. Share your insights on designing and installing kitchens that cater to the needs of diverse age groups.
Futureproofing: The concept of futureproofing in kitchen design and installation is paramount. How can we design kitchens that seamlessly adapt to new technologies and evolving needs? How do kitchen designers and installers futureproof their work to ensure it remains relevant and functional?
Sustainability and smart technologies: Sustainability is a major driving force in kitchen design. Discuss the integration of smart technologies and sustainable practices in modern kitchens. Share your knowledge on energy-efficient appliances, waste reduction, and eco-friendly materials.
Innovations in materials and appliances: As new materials and kitchen appliances continue to emerge; the Kitchen of the Future Zone seeks insights into the latest innovations. Whether it’s advanced materials or energy-efficient devices, we welcome discussions on what’s on the horizon.
User experience and accessibility: Accessibility and usability are essential in the kitchen. How can kitchen designers and installers create spaces that cater to all individuals, regardless of their mobility or age? Share your expertise on designing inclusive kitchens.
Retail trends and consumer expectations: Kitchen retailers are pivotal in shaping the future kitchen landscape. Discuss the latest trends in kitchen retail, consumer expectations, and strategies for creating a seamless customer experience.
Contributing to the Kitchen of the Future Zone at InstallerSHOW offers several benefits:
Visibility at the UK’s biggest event of its kind: Your insights will be showcased at a leading industry event, offering exposure to a wide audience of professionals, potential clients, and collaborators.
Networking opportunities galore: Connect with fellow kitchen experts, industry leaders, and potential partners to expand your professional network.
Knowledge sharing with your peers: Share your knowledge, innovations, and best practice with the industry, contributing to its growth and development.
Your chance to influence the industry: Contribute to the discussion on the future of kitchens and help shape the direction of the industry.
How to get involved
To submit your paper or suggestions for the Kitchen of the Future Zone at InstallerSHOW, simply email a short synopsis to Lucy Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2023 and selected contributors will have the opportunity to present their work at InstallerSHOW, 25-27 June 2024 at NEC Birmingham.
We look forward to your contributions and the exciting discussions that will take place at the event.