iF Design Award 2023: Hansgrohe Group honored for outstanding product design
A Golden Evening for the Design Brand AXOR
The international design competition iF DESIGN AWARD once again identified the crème de la crème of product design achievements in various disciplines with particular relevance for society and everyday life. A high-caliber international and independent group of design experts evaluated more than 11,000 entries from some 56 nations. Less than 75 competition entries were rewarded with the iF GOLD AWARD for extraordinary design achievements. The outstanding achievements of the Hansgrohe Group and its brands was recognized with 16 iF DESIGN AWARD ‘Winner’ labels and one iF GOLD AWARD.
The AXOR ShowerComposition designed by renowned designer Philippe Starck received the coveted iF GOLD AWARD. The jury highlighted the shower composition’s ultra-flat design and its variability and modularity. Thanks to a variety of striking surfaces and combinations, it opens up numerous possibilities for bathroom design. Also given the ‘Winner’ label were the new AXOR Suite washbasins, the AXOR Suite bathtub, the AXOR Rectangular Accessories and the AXOR Drains portfolio extension.
Premium brand hansgrohe was also pleased to be taking home eleven awards in various product categories. The supplier of holistic bathroom experiences impressed with its new product categories, among others. The washplace was honored: Winner labels were awarded to the hansgrohe Xelu furniture series, the functional and eye-catching Xelu and Xuniva vanity collections, and the hansgrohe Tecturis line of faucets, which are technically matched with the basins. The bathroom is perfectly rounded off with the hansgrohe Xarita LED mirror range and the hansgrohe EluPUra WC range, so the international design jury finds. The shower area with the shower collection hansgrohe Pulsify, the new edition of the iconic concealed unit iBox universal 2 with matching shower thermostat hansgrohe DuoTurn and ShowerSelect Comfort, as well as the textile shower hose DesignFlex, were also honored.
About the Hansgrohe Group – Setting the Beat of Water. Since 1901.
With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group, based in Schiltach/Southern Germany, enjoys a reputation as a leader in innovation, design and quality within the bath and kitchen industry. Founded in 1901 in the Black Forest, the company gives water form and function with its faucets, showerheads and shower systems. The 120-year history of the company is marked by innovations, such as the first hand-held shower with multiple spray types, the first pull-out kitchen faucet, and the first wall bar to hold a hand-held shower.The company holds more than 18,500 active property rights. The Hansgrohe Group stands for long-lasting quality products and for responsibility towards people and the environment. Sustainable production of resource-conserving products is central to the company’s business activities around the globe. With 34 subsidiaries and 20 sales offices supplying products in 152 countries, the globally active company in the sanitary industry is a reliable partner to its customers in all regions of the world. The Hansgrohe Group, its brands and products have won numerous awards, including more than 700 design prizes since 1974. The products of the Hansgrohe Group are found worldwide: on renowned cruise ships, in luxurious 5-star and boutique hotels, in international metropolitan cities, in extraordinary spas, exclusive bathrooms of lodges and luxury villas, public facilities, as well as in countless private homes. The Group’s high quality standards are ensured by seven wholly-owned production facilities: four in Germany, one each in France, the United States and China. In 2021, the Hansgrohe Group generated a turnover of EUR 1.365 billion. It employs around 5,400 people worldwide, about 60 percent of whom work in Germany.
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