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.