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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Hansgrohe Inc. announce the results of its first-ever Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition, which attracted outstanding entries from around the country. The award pool comprises four Winners, three Honorable Mentions and a Special Mention as determined by a jury of media and representatives from the A&D community and Hansgrohe USA.
Open to architects and designers across the U.S., the Das Design competition celebrates excellence in design, sustainability and installation of Hansgrohe and Axor products in real-world projects. It demonstrates the range and versatility within the two brands, from contemporary classics to the more cutting-edge, through intelligent and inspiring interiors, and in the process, honors the work of the brands’ industry partners and its impact on two of the most important spaces in a project—the kitchen and the bath.
Hansgrohe USA President Erik Christensen remarkED, “We’re absolutely thrilled and encouraged with the level of participation by architects and designers from around the country. The caliber of submissions and degree of thought behind the specification and integration of Hansgrohe and Axor product within each scheme is remarkable. We look forward to building on the success of our first Das Design competition in the years to come.”
The jury found the overall quality of submissions to be very high and was impressed with the wide range of products specified. The winning projects gave careful consideration to the use and application of each of the products within the context of their design brief and clients’ needs.
Michael Reiman, international projects consultant for the North East at Hansgrohe, added, “It was great to see the breadth of ideas within individual projects as well as the hard work that went into the materials for each entry in our inaugural competition—in that sense, they were all winners.”
The winning architect or designer of each category will receive a round trip to Germany—home of Hansgrohe and Axor— and be part of a VIP delegation attending ISH, the world’s largest tradeshow for the combination of water and energy in building solutions, in Frankfurt in March 2015. They will also take part in local cultural activities in the region.
The inaugural Das Design Competition results are:
Project: Five-Star Luxury Suite
Architect: Christina Hart, Senior Principal, Director of Hospitality Interiors
Distributor: Grande Central Showroom on 56 St
Contractor: Pace Plumbing
Firm: Cheryl Chenault Interiors, Inc.
Project: The Retreat
Distributor: The Bath + Beyond
Contractor: Brown & Read Engineering
Project: Phillips Apartment New York
Contractor: Kornel Borbely
Firm: PSModern, LLC
Distributor: Keenan Supply, Hajoca Corporation
Contractor: Dean Kurtz Plumbing
RESIDENTIAL HONORABLE MENTIONS
Firm: Nar Fine Carpentry
Project: Zen Bathroom
Distributor: PBK Premier Bath & Kitchen
Contractor: Nar Fine Carpentry
Firm: MMID Corp.
Project: Green Diamond
Contractor: Pedro’s Plumbing
Firm: AA Studio & MA Architects
Project: 250 Bowery
Architect/Designer: Aldo Andreoli & Morris Adjmi
Distributor: AF New York
Contractor: Ariel Mizrahi at Best Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Project: Ronald McDonald House of Long Island