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American Standard, DXV and GROHE, part of LIXIL, maker of water and housing products, have won a total of eight 2018 Red Dot Product Design Awards, the international distinction for excellence in design innovation. Participants from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 items for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The international Red Dot jury selects only choice products that differentiate themselves through their aesthetic quality, durability, functionality and emotional connection to the end user.
American Standard products that won an award were: the Beale MeasureFill pull-down kitchen faucet; Studio S monoblock bathroom sink faucet; the high-arc Studio S widespread bath sink faucet; and the NextGen Selectronic commercial faucet
As for DXV, the DXV Modulus high-arc widespread lavatory faucet and the DXV Modulus 36-inch lavatory, floating vanity and vanity tray both were award Red Dot Awards.
GROHE’s iGrohTherm SmartControl shower trim and Euphoria 260 shower head were also presented with Red Dot Awards.
“Earning a total of eight awards from the distinguished Red Dot program speaks volumes about the talent and motivation of our unrivaled product design team,” said Steven Delarge, chief executive officer of LIXIL Americas. “Each of our brand designers continuously strives to develop new products and advanced technologies that will improve everyday life and bring design to the home in exciting new ways. We are all extremely proud of this designation of excellence.”
The 40 international design experts on the independent judging panel assessed each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.
With approximately 2,000 exhibits from 45 nations, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen displays the complete range of current product design.