Designer    News 12 Apr 2018

See the nine kitchen and bathroom products which received a Red Dot 2018 Best of the Best award…

The 2018 Red Dot Design Awards have been announced and we’ve delved behind the designs of all nine ‘Best of the Best’ award winners within the kitchen and bathroom categories.

In the bathroom, two washbasins, two mixers, and a shower stood out:

Today Washbasin (top left)

The jury said: “The naturally flowing form of the Today washbasin inspires with its clear and organic appearance. It generates a strong sense of well-being in the bathroom by gently enveloping the user. This washbasin looks like an aesthetic piece of art with contrasting details underlining the overall impression even further.”

I Catini – Catino Doppio Washbasin System

The jury said: “The I Catini washbasin system convinces with its beautiful finishes and a perfectly thought-out modularity of the elements, suitable for every interior. The purist design of the frame lends all the configurations as well as the numerous colour versions of the washbasin a very elegant appeal.”

Methven Aio Aurajet Shower

The jury said: “This shower system convinces with its expressive, purist aesthetic. It features a timeless and elegant appearance that enriches almost any bathroom. Perfectly thought-through to the last detail, its design merges all elements into a consistent unity. The innovative jet technology is fascinating, offering an impressive degree of comfort.”

GO Series Single-Lever Basin Mixer

The jury said: “The GO single-lever basin mixer is outstandingly elegant and fascinates with its organic appearance. Looking at the carefully crafted details showing in each curve and rounded edge, one becomes aware of its highly sensuous charisma. Touching it further reinforces this feeling. The delicate smoothness of the shape is highly tangible.”

Edge Single-Lever Basin Mixer

The jury said: “Focusing on precise clarity, the design of the Edge single-lever basin mixer has emerged with remarkable elegance. Its innovative design skilfully combines formal consistency with a strong appeal of lightness. Moreover, Edge also astounds with the use of high-quality materials and craftsmanship implementation. Beautifully implemented details comprise the flowing transition from the main body to the outlet.”

In the kitchen, an extractor, a fridge, a dishwasher, and a sink rose above the competition.

BORA Professional 2.0 Cooktop Extractor System (top right)

The jury said: “BORA Professional 2.0 is a system that establishes a new freedom and aesthetic for the kitchen. Each element can be individually configured and blends in to form a seamless, overall appearance. The way the cooktops and the cooktop extractor interact with one another is very well thought out. Cooking thus becomes a much more efficient and pleasant experience. This cooktop extractor system keeps fascinating time and again in every use with its particular tactile feel and outstanding user comfort.”

LG Smart InstaView Refrigerator (bottom left)

The jury said: “The LG Smart InstaView refrigerator merges design and technology into an interactive experience. It invites users to watch films, send messages or administer the content of the fridge. It turns into an eye-catcher in the kitchen due to its large-scale, transparent display that makes the contents visible. Its door-in-door concept is well thought-out, with solid high-quality emotional expressiveness. In addition, this refrigerator offers a high degree of functionality and user-friendliness.”

Electrolux ComfortLift Dishwasher (bottom right)

The jury said: “The innovative lifting mechanism of the ComfortLift dishwasher surprises with a simplicity that is both elegant and logical. The unit’s smart design transforms the daily dishwashing into an aesthetically pleasing and easier process for the user. This dishwasher features an overall consistent and convincing solution, boasting sophisticated functionality and ergonomics, and merges high-quality materials with a design of clear lines.”

hansgrohe Sink Combination C71 Product Family

The jury said: “The hansgrohe sink combination C71 stands for perfect functionality and ergonomics. Its high-quality implementation adopts a timelessly elegant and classic appearance. All the details have been carefully crafted and infused with a high degree of clarity and straightforwardness. Based on a material combination that promises very easy cleaning, the extraordinary comfort of this sink and mixer combination can almost be experienced through all senses.”

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