International design jury awards the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” seal for best design to hansgrohe C71 kitchen sink combination unitsThe successful market launch of the new hansgrohe C71 kitchen sink combinations has been crowned with an exceptional reward at the world renowned Red Dot design competition. “A Red Dot: Best of the Best award is something very special for us,” says a visibly pleased Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President, Product Management at Hansgrohe, on the occasion of today’s awards ceremony in Essen. “It is an important recognition of our performance in terms of product design and engineering. And it confirms our policy of focussing very closely on consumers and their everyday kitchen needs. By offering sinks with matching kitchen taps as functional and aesthetically coordinated units, we’re able to meet the needs of kitchen planners for practicality, ease of use and design in a single and harmonious ensemble.” Only the best products in a given category receive the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” distinction. Of the more than 5,500 products submitted in 2017, only 103 products in 47 categories received the coveted seal of quality. The range of creatively designed products considered for the award includes automobiles, fashion, interior design accessories, consumer electronics, sporting goods and household appliances. In addition to design, the 39 jurors in Essen evaluate innovation, functionality, ergonomics and ecological compatibility of the products. The hansgrohe kitchen sink combinations celebrated their first award, the “Kitchen Innovation of the Year® 2017”,1 during their debut at the LivingKitchen trade fair in Cologne in January 2017. This was followed by the iF Product Design Award and certification from TÜV Süd for type-tested kitchen sinks at the brand’s successful presentation at ISH 2017, the world’s leading trade fair for the sanitation, heating and air-conditioning sector.
1The “KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2017” award was presented to hansgrohe for its new C71 sink combinations. LifeCare, an independent initiative, bestows the internationally acclaimed award on products that are particularly consumer friendly. www.kuecheninnovationspreis.de