Duravit has received the iF DESIGN AWARD for the 41st time. The iF GOLD AWARD acknowledges the design excellence, execution, consideration of environmental standards, functionality and innovations of the new C.1 tap fittings range. This award again confirms Duravit’s high level of design expertise. In addition, Luv, Vero Air c-bonded and the BioTracer were honoured with the iF DESIGN AWARD.
The iF DESIGN AWARD is awarded once a year by the world’s oldest independent design institution, iF International Forum Design GmbH in Hanover. The “iF GOLD AWARD” was accepted by the designer Kurt Merki Jr., Product Manager for Tap Fittings Timo-Marcel Nagel and Head of PR Joseph Greilinger at the awards ceremony on 9th March in Munich.
The C.1 design range perfectly reflects Duravit’s design language. The ergonomic handle with a recess underneath feels comfortable in the hand and permits a precise operation. Sophisticated details, such as the gap between the base plate and handle which has been reduced to a minimum, add to the elegant look.
Four different heights for a range of basin dimensions, three-hole tap fittings in two heights and wall-mounted fittings with a spout in two lengths provide comfort at the washbasin as well as matching design. C.1 also offers an ideal tap fitting solution for the bidet, shower and bathtub.
Luv, Vero Air c-bonded and the BioTracer were also honoured with the iF DESIGN AWARD. Offering a vision of the future, the BioTracer was first shown at ISH 2017. In line with all Duravit products, the BioTracer will offer exceptional comfort and hygiene functions, along with the ability to monitor urine to evaluate levels of health and wellbeing. The BioTracer is currently a prototype and once validated, Duravit plans to make the BioTracer available initially in mainland Europe.
The Duravit products impressed the 63-strong, independent, international expert jury with their high and innovative design competence.
“Our aspiration is: to make designer bathrooms come alive. This is guaranteed by the highest quality, original design and comfort-enhancing technology. This brand essence defines our DNA worldwide, and it distinguishes everything we do. To our delight, the iF GOLD AWARD this year proves that we are on the right track,” said Chairman of the Board of Management, Dr. Frank Richter.
For 65 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been a recognized trademark for outstanding design all over the world, as the iF brand has established itself as a symbol for outstanding design achievements at international level. The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most prestigious design awards in the world. It is awarded to design achievements from all disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All winning entries are presented in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, published in the iF design app and exhibited in the iF design exhibition Hamburg.