Hansgrohe and Axor’s Award-Winning Year
Hansgrohe USA, Hansgrohe’s North American subsidiary, is kicking off its 20th successful year in Georgia with several prestigious awards and honors under its belt. From recognition by local associations like the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Georgia Chapter for outstanding product design, to garnering a prestigious Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine, to landing a spot on Better Homes & Gardens 30 Most Innovative Products list, the Hansgrohe® and Axor® brands made waves in the design world this past year. In detail, recent accolades include:
Best of Houzz 2016
Hansgrohe USA has been recognized by Houzz, the leading online platform for home remodeling and design, as “Best of Houzz” for the third year in a row. The win is no easy feat as the platform is a tremendously popular and powerful tool in the industry and there is intense competition among companies on the site. The Hansgrohe profile page has been an invaluable resource for both designers and consumers, with inspirational product images, outstanding projects and glowing reviews from members of the Architecture and Design industry. To commemorate the honor, the Hansgrohe page now has a “Best Of Houzz 2016” badge on its profile, showing the Houzz community its commitment to excellence.
ASID Georgia 2015 Design Awards
Recognizing the best of Georgia’s commercial and residential design each year, the ASID 2015 Design Awards awarded Hansgrohe the ASID Silver Design Award for Product/Custom Design by an Industry Partner at the ASID Design Excellence Awards.
Architectural Record’s Product of the Year Awards
Hansgrohe Shower Select™ Trims and the Axor LampShower by Nendo were chosen by Architectural Record magazine as “Products of the Year.” They were selected from the hundreds of entries submitted to the magazine’s annual competition. Jurors rated each hopeful according to innovation, usefulness, and aesthetics. The Products of the Year were also featured in the December issue.
Architectural Products Magazine Product Innovation Awards
The Hansgrohe PuraVida® collection and the Metris® S Electronic Faucet won an Architectural Products’ Product Innovation Award. The highly regarded competition highlights companies and products that excel beyond industry standards based on design, function, and environmental responsibility. The PuraVida collection and the Metris S Electronic Faucet were selected out of a large number of submissions by a diverse jury of industry professionals including architects, interior designers and writers—who were assigned product categories based upon their experience and expertise. November’s print edition celebrates all winners in a special section in the magazine.
Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Awards
Each year, Interior Design, one of the pre-eminent U.S. publications for architecture and design, sponsors the annual Best of Year design competition in recognition of superior interior design products. Top architects and designers selected awards recipients via online vote. The Axor Massaud collection earned the prestigious Best of Year title in the “Best in 10” bath category, which celebrates the best designs of the decade.
Best of Boutique Design New York Product Design Competition
The Axor LampShower by Nendo was awarded “Best in Bath” at the Boutique Design New York show. The jury chose the Axor LampShower as it demonstrated functional and aesthetic progress and innovation. The jury included Paula Benesch, Partner, P3 DesignCollective; Mika Fukuyoshi, LEED AP ID+C, dash design; Paul Jones, Principal, Project Dynamics, Inc.; and Laurie Woliung, Design Director, Marriott International.
Better Homes & Gardens 30 Most Innovative Products
The Axor ShowerProducts by Front have been recognized as among Better Homes & Gardens’ most innovative kitchen and bath products of 2015. The publication’s editors critique a large number of submissions to determine which are the most functional, stylish, and technological offerings in the kitchen and bath world. Finalists are narrowed down to only 30. The winners are featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Ideas.
Contract Magazine’s Brand Report
Hansgrohe ranks in the Top 10 in the Plumbing Category in Contract magazine’s 2015 Brand Report. The leading industry magazine surveyed readers, asking them what manufacturers they recommend specifying in various categories. The announcement, along with a product highlight, will be publicized in the December issue.
DPHA Conference and Product Showcase
At the 14th Annual DPHA Conference and Product Showcase, held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association honored a range of products nominated for Product of the Year. The Axor LampShower, a cross between lamp and showerhead from Japanese design studio Nendo, received an honorable mention.
KB CULTURE Award for Best Bathroom Fitting
The Axor LampShower by Nendo won the KB Culture award for best Bathroom Fittings. Designer Oki Sato of Nendo calls it ‘a magic trick’; KB Culture calls it a winner. A low-voltage LED illuminates the 120 spray channels, putting bathers in a most flattering light. Available in several metallic finishes as well as black and white, the 2.5 GPM shower is offered as a wall-mount as well as ceiling-mount model.
Hansgrohe and Axor look forward to continuing to excel in the field for an award-winning 2016.
About Hansgrohe: Hansgrohe is a premium brand for bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and a market industry leader in showers and shower systems, as well as thermostat, pressure balance and ceramic cartridge technology. A winner of numerous awards throughout the world, Hansgrohe is regarded as one of the leading innovators in technology and design, with inventions such as the adjustable wallbar, multiple-spray handshowers and showerheads, the QuickClean™ function and AIR and water-saving EcoRight™ technology.
Founded in 1901 and based in Schiltach in the Black Forest region of Germany, Hansgrohe has a global workforce of about 3,600 employees and serves customers across the globe through 44 subsidiaries and branches. Known for taking tough action against product piracy and intellectual property theft, the company currently operates production facilities in Germany, France, the Netherlands and China. In addition, the company manufactures and assembles many of its Hansgrohe-branded products for North America at its facility in Alpharetta, Georgia, in the United States.
About the Axor brand: The designer brand of Hansgrohe SE, successfully realizes “Designer Visions for Your Bathroom.” In cooperation with the Axor brand, leading product designers, architects and interior designers develop their vision for the bathroom as a living space. The Axor brand collections offer a great number of unique and sustainable solutions to create personalized bathrooms of the highest aesthetic and technological levels. To date, design partners of the Axor brand include Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola, Phoenix Design, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Nendo and Front. They all contribute towards making life in and around the bathroom a little more meaningful and beautiful. The Axor brand is headed by Philippe Grohe, grandson of the company’s founder Hans Grohe.
For more information on Hansgrohe and the Axor brand, visit www.hansgrohe-usa.com. To obtain a list of showroom locations within any locale across the United States, visit www.hansgrohe-usa.com/us_en/33541.htm. Or call 1-800-334-0455