Hansgrohe, Axor Lauded For Product Design And Company Excellence
“We always endeavor to introduce only the finest products to the market, and we would like to thank these esteemed institutions for the honors they have bestowed on us in 2010 and early 2011,” said Russ Wheeler, president of Hansgrohe North America. “We are most grateful for the recognition for our products as well as our company as a whole, and will continue striving for excellence now and into the future. Hansgrohe’s internationally sterling reputation is based on a solid historical tradition of innovation and aesthetics for over 100 years. We are delighted with this recognition by our peers in the industry.”
The national awards include:
An anonymous panel of professionals, representing a cross section of the design industry, conducts all voting for the ADEX Awards. This panel has chosen Axor Urquiola, Raindance E and Talis S and Talis C kitchen collections as nominees for next year’s awards.
The international awards include:
This is not the first time the company has been recognized by the German government. The Silver Design Award 2010 went to Hansgrohe’s Raindance Connect Showerpipe with EcoRight technology, an outstanding innovative and water-saving shower system comprising an overhead and a hand shower. For the 2011 awards, Hansgrohe and Axor received 7 nominations; for 2010 they received 10 nominations.
The iF Design Award 2010 winners included Hansgrohe’s Raindance E 420 and Raindance 240 showerpipes, as well as the Focus E2 sink faucet. All were created in collaboration with Hansgrohe’s long-standing design partner, Phoenix Design. Entered into the competition among a total of 2,486 products from 39 countries, the innovations from Hansgrohe were rated by an international 25-member jury according to 11 evaluation criteria, including quality of design, finish, degree of innovation, environmental compatibility and functionality. In addition, Hansgrohe’s RainBrain, a new electronic shower control system, won the institution’s Communication Design Award 2010.
The 2011 iF Product Design Awards went to products from the Axor Bouroullec, Axor Citterio M, Raindance and PuraVida collections. Finally, the iF Design Award China 2010 awards were given to the Raindance E 420 showerpipe, the Focus E2 sink faucet, the PuraVida sink faucet and handshower, Rainbrain and numerous items from the Axor Urquiola collection-two among these received Gold recognition.