The Good Design Awards, set up in 1950 and organised by the Chicago Athenaeum – Museum of Architecture and Design – in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, is one of the most respected and internationally acclaimed in its sector.
For the 2017 edition, the jury selected 900 new products and projects from more than 48 countries, awarding them for their aesthetic and technical performances.
Among these was Rift. With a minimalist elegance, the Rift design is made up of two different extrusion modules which can be combined to make up compositions that fit perfectly into any architectural space. It’s a modular, component-based design is crafted from two extruded aluminium models, which can be arranged horizontally or vertically, aligned, unaligned or inverted, in order to form compact sculptures. Rift’s versatility is further enhanced by a range of accessories which includes shelves and towel rails which are ideal for the bathroom environment. While its patented installation – involving only a simple, single collector with flexible centring for connection to the plumbing system – allows for a simple and speedy fitting.
Winning the Good Design Award represents for Rift the last of a trinity of big prizes, including the iF Design Award in the Building Technology category, and the Special Mention for the German Design Awards.
The Rift was designed by Ludovica and Roberto Palomba with Matteo Fiorini for Tubes Radiatori.Tubes | tubesradiatori.com