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7 Tide Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen 
Wins Innovation Award

Sean Clarke, president of Clarke Distribution, was presented with an Innovative Showroom Award at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, FL last week. The award, which honors the best showrooms in the kitchen and bath industry, cited Clarke’s third and newest Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide in Boston Seaport for its innovative, unique and interactive showroom design.

“The KBIS Innovative Showroom Awards have become a coveted award among showrooms, and an honored KBIS tradition. We’re thrilled to continue this tradition in Orlando,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “It’s important to recognize those showrooms that take the time to educate customers, allowing them to truly experience each product as they plan a new kitchen or bath project.”

One of the most distinctive features of Clarke’s 7 Tide Showroom is the fact that, unlike the others up for the award, it is not a retail showroom.

“We don’t sell anything at our Sub-Zero & Wolf Showrooms and Test Kitchens,” offered Clarke. “Our entire mission is to inspire and educate customers and allow them to begin their kitchen design journey by using all of their senses – seeing the full-scale kitchens featuring our appliances, touching and test driving the appliances to compare models, smelling the aromas of the live cooking by our in-house chefs, tasting small plates that exemplify how our kitchen technology enhances your life and hearing answers to all of their questions. We live with all of our senses and at Clarke, we think that’s how kitchen design should happen. We refer our visitors to authorized dealers in their area once they have all the information they need to make a purchase, so we are distinctly different from the typical retail showroom.”

As part of the KBIS focus on new trends, Sean Clarke was asked to participate in an “Innovative Showroom Panel,” where award finalists on the KBIS Next stage shared how they deliver an excellent customer experience in the ever-changing landscape of showroom design and technology.

This puts the capstone on a trio of 2016 awards for Clarke, highlighting not only the newest showroom at 7 Tide, but also the regional distribution leader’s investment in its Mobile Showroom and remodeling of its showroom in South Norwalk, CT.

To visit Clarke’s Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom at 7 Tide, click here.