A shower of awards for the bathroom and kitchen specialist from the Black Forest
Eight iF DESIGN AWARDS For Axor and Hansgrohe products
Given the highest recognition for outstanding design achievements, eight products made by Hansgrohe SE have been honoured with the iF Award 2016. The mixer and shower manufacturer from the Black Forest currently holds eleventh place in the iF company ranking list, taking the lead over its competition in the sanitation industry. Hansgrohe SE outperformed some 2,000 companies, beating even top brands such as Daimler, Volkswagen and Adidas.
An international jury of 58 experts assessed more than 5,000 entries from 53 countries in categories such as quality of design, workmanship, degree of innovation, environmental compatibility and functionality. The coveted iF DESIGN AWARD was granted to 1,821 products.
“We’re very pleased about having again received a shower of iF DESIGN awards. This recognition clearly confirms our design philosophy of always combining the aesthetic design of a product with quality and ease of use to offer our customers a high level of benefit,” says Philippe Grohe, Vice President of Design Management at Hansgrohe SE.
Number one in overall ratings
For over 60 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised internationally as a symbol of outstanding design. Hansgrohe SE currently ranks eleventh in the iF ranking, making it the top manufacturer in the sanitation industry. Hansgrohe SE joins Samsung, BMW, Apple and AUDI as one of the world’s best design brands. “We decided to consistently pursue a steady course of functional quality and good design before anyone else in our industry, and began collaborating with some of the world’s best designers, such as Philippe Starck, Antonio Citterio, Jean-Marie Massaud, Patricia Urquiola and Phoenix Design,” explains Philippe Grohe. “Today we are trendsetters in bathroom and kitchen design, a fact also reflected by our iF ranking.”
Eight awards for innovative products
Together, the two Hansgrohe SE brands received a total of eight awards from the International Forum Design (iF). The award-winning Axor products are its new all-in-one Axor One shower control unit, the Axor ShowerSelect thermostats, and the Axor Citterio Select kitchen mixer. The premium brand Hansgrohe impressed the jury with its Talis E washbasin mixer, its range of Croma Select overhead showers, the Crometta S 240 showerpipe, the Crometta E 240 overhead shower and the Crometta hand shower.