Hansgrohe announces winner of inaugural Axor Bathroom Design Competition; Brizo and Delta Faucet win ADEX awards; and Julien announced awards for some of its products.
Hansgrohe announced the grand prize winner of its inaugural Axor Bathroom Design Competition -- Hollywood, Calif.-based Troy Adams Design for the "Bachelor Bath" (pictured). Adams created the 500-sq.-ft., $150,000 bathroom for a client in Hollywood Hills, Calif. It mixes natural materials such as teak and marble, stones and running water with the stainless-steel Furo soaking tub with Axor Starck Two-Handle Tub Filler, and a trough sink with Axor Starck Lav Mixers.
Adams earned a free trip for two -- including airfare, hotel accommodations and a $1,500 spending allowance -- to the 2006 Salone Internazionale del Mobile, held April 5-18 in Milan, Italy.
The Axor Bathroom Design Competition received more than 40 entries from professional designers from around the world. The winners were selected by Interior Design magazine's editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen.
Other contest winners were:
-- Second prize: McFarlaneGreen Architecture and Design Inc. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (received a full line of Axor bath faucet and shower products);
-- Third prize: The Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership of South Miami, Fla. (received a full line of Axor bath faucet and shower products);
-- Honorable mentions: Inez Saunders/Amy Rosengarten Interior Design of Chicago, Shelter Interiors of Sacramento, Calif., and Laura Burns of Del Mar, Calif. Brizo announced that two of its products received 2006 ADEX (Awards for Design Excellence) Design Awards: the Loki powder room and bar/prep faucet received a Platinum ADEX Award; and the Venuto kitchen faucet received a Gold ADEX Award.
Delta Faucet Co. announced that its Simply PUR Water Filtration System won a Gold ADEX Award in this year's competition.
Julien announced various awards for some of its products:
-- ADEX Awards: Gold Award for the UrbanEdge Farmhouse Sink Model No. 0720;
-- Woman's Day Specials Kitchens & Baths Award: The UrbanEdge Farmhouse Sink Model No. 0700 was an Honorable Mention; and
-- UK Design Awards 2005 -- The Kitchen Island Model No. 2100 received the Design of Distinction/Manufacturer's Award.