Iconic Award 2015
This year’s new products from the designer bathroom fitter Duravit scored a number of successes at the Iconic Awards, an international competition for architects, designers, the construction sector and industry. Stonetto won the Best of Best award, the top prize, and Paiova 5, Cape Cod and ME by Starck were awarded a prize in the Winner category confirming their innovative design, quality and technology soon after their market launch.
The Stonetto shower tray from Duravit, made of DuraSolid Q, a 'stone' material that has the ideal look and feel, was the overall winner, coming away with the Best of Best award. Its matt surface combines an authentic stone look with a non-slip finish for a comfortable showering experience. The Cape Cod bathroom range, featuring ceramic wash bowls with distinctively thin edges, was honoured with the Winner award. Paiova 5, the pentagonal bathtub with two sloping backrests, was also awarded a prize by the jury. The especially flat furniture washbasin from the ME by Starck range, notable for its distinctive lines and generous surrounds, was the third Duravit product to receive this renowned design prize.
Frank Richter, CEO Duravit AG: “For Duravit, innovation still involves devising well thought out solutions with added value for users. We are delighted that the Stonetto shower tray with its distinctive form and material has won the Best of Best award.”
The German Design Council receives a large number of entries for the interdisciplinary Iconic Awards design and architecture competition. The jury attaches considerable importance to innovation and sustainability and to consistent product profiling.
The Design Council has been promoting good design and sustainable quality for sixty years. It is the leading design institute, helping companies with their brand and design development and communicating design competence worldwide.