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Highest Award for Excellent Product Design: Five Best of Best Distinctions for hansgrohe

Iconic Award 2021
Schiltach, August 2021. The premium brand from the Black Forest has won five of the highest distinctions for outstanding product design at this year's ICONIC AWARD international architecture and design competition. This means that the new hansgrohe Pulsify shower family, the beautifully designed Vivenis faucet innovation, the bathroom faucet with integrated pull-out hose Finoris, the XtraStoris accessories line, and the RainButton "Best of Best" control unit can all be proud to take one accolade home. The jury of experts in architecture, design, conception and communication honors visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication from all sectors of architecture, construction, real estate and the manufacturing industry. The focus of the competition is on the holistic staging and interaction of the trades in the context of architecture.

Best of Best Times Five: Finoris, Vivenis, RainButton, Pulsify and XtraStoris

The hansgrohe products were able to convince the independent jury of outstanding performance in various product categories. With the entries in the washbasin, shower and accessories categories, hansgrohe impressed in terms of aesthetics, design and function. "With our elaborate design language as part of this year's brand refresh, we have managed to rejuvenate the complete appearance of our brand and raise it to a new level. This includes the claim to design products with a focus on the user, the changing architecture and sustainable use. The fact that five of our new products, hansgrohe Vivenis, Pulsify, XtraStoris, Finoris and RainButton, were recognized as "Best of Best" is great! We feel confirmed in our design approach and high standards of quality and design," says Jan Heisterhagen, Vice President Product Management & Engineering for hansgrohe.

According to the jury's verdict, the new Pulsify shower family is "an exceptional shower system that promises an incomparably soft showering experience with the new PowderRain spray option thanks to ultra-fine water droplets, and also enables water savings of up to 60 percent in combination with EcoSmart showers. No less convincing is the design of the Pulsify system, which blends harmoniously into many modern bathroom architectures with its geometric, timelessly clear design language and the various selectable sizes and color combinations."

Finoris by hansgrohe with its integrated flexible pull-out hose, similar to many faucets for the kitchen, was able to impress the jury with function, convenience and design. This is what the expert jury had to say about the new faucet for the washbasin: "The fact that Finoris, with its harmonious and precise edges, pure cylinders and a flat handle, is also aesthetically convincing at a high level, makes the faucet line, available in chrome, matt black and matt white, perfect for use in architecturally purist bathrooms."

The jury was impressed by the XtraStoris storage surfaces that can be integrated into the wall: "The storage surface for shower gel & co. often protrudes from the wall and thus, reduces the shower space, which is usually tightly limited anyway. XtraStoris are an elegant alternative. The storage solutions are integrated into the wall, thereby creating maximum freedom of movement in the shower."

Also honored as "Best of Best" was RainButton from hansgrohe. The flexible controls allow users to place additional elements for the shower on the wall at any time, creating a whole new level of flexibility and freedom. The jury's verdict: "A revolutionary design and product approach that promises a fantastic user experience."

The ICONIC AWARD jury also praised "the perfect interplay of aesthetics, function and sustainability thanks to AirPower technology" of the new Vivenis line of fittings from hansgrohe.

About hansgrohe

hansgrohe stands for innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that combine intelligent functionality, outstanding design, and enduring quality. With its many award-winning products, the brand steeped in tradition, shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and the bathroom. Together with long-time design partners Phoenix Design, Smart Living applications are also part of the brand’s portfolio, focusing on enriching people’s everyday lives and offering them more functionality and safety in their homes. Within the internationally active Hansgrohe Group, the premium brand hansgrohe manufactures, markets and distributes showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen faucets, and kitchen sinks.

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Laura Gutekunst
Manager International Corporate Communications, Global PR hansgrohe