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hansgrohe RainTunes and hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 Awarded with the German Innovation Award in Gold

German Innovation Award 2020
Schiltach/Frankfurt, June 2020. The premium brand hansgrohe has received two Gold awards: The hansgrohe RainTunes shower scenarios and the hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet were presented to the public on May 26, 2020 as winners of the German Innovation Award in Gold in the online gallery of the German Design Council.

Unique Innovative Diversity and Technical Possibilities

The German Innovation Award honors products and solutions across all industries that differ primarily in their user-centric approach and added value over previous solutions. From among 700 submissions to the German Innovation Award 2020, an interdisciplinary jury of experts from industry, science, institutions and finance awarded 38 "Gold" awards. These included the two products from hansgrohe, which impressed the jury with their unique innovative diversity and technical possibilities. "Innovations from the Hansgrohe Group have always offered real added value and made life easier. Thus, in the development of hansgrohe RainTunes, the focus was also on people and their multi-sensory experience. We want to turn the bathroom into an individualized and very personal place of well-being," explains Marc André Palm, Head of Global Brand Marketing hansgrohe. "The hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet also offers special customer benefits. This innovation makes it possible to experience a trend-setting interaction with water in the kitchen and, thanks to the clever overall concept, offers jet types and functions that are suitably matched to the area of application".

hansgrohe RainTunes - the Digital Shower Experience

RainTunes offers a multi-sensory and inspiring shower experience. In cooperation with experts from different areas of life, hansgrohe developed the RainTunes scenarios: The synchronization of water temperature and intensity, control of light, fragrance, music and other multimedia applications, combined with the hansgrohe Home App, implements innovative digital possibilities in the bathroom. The focus is entirely on people and their individual moods and needs, and the bathroom becomes an individualized and very personal place of well-being.

hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 - Wellness for Fruit and Vegetables

The M81 kitchen faucet creates a trend-setting workflow at the sink. In addition to the pull-out spout, the tray with accentuated edge provides the ideal conditions for letting water flow in an innovative way. The wide range of water jets consisting of microfine individual jets redefines gentle rinsing of sensitive foods, splash-free cleaning of large objects and resource-saving hand washing. In combination with the tailor-made multifunctional sieve, culinary preparation and preparation has never been so easy.

About the German Innovation Award

The German Innovation Award is the new innovation prize for products that have a lasting effect. It honors the added value that small details or new solutions create. In 2018, the German Innovation Award was presented for the first time by the German Design Council, which was established by the German Bundestag in 1953. The award is aimed at small companies as well as groups of companies that have mastered the path to the digitalized future with outstanding innovative strength. The jurors, consisting of physicists, patent consultants, computer scientists, financing specialists, product designers, technology historians and marketers, evaluate the level of innovation, user benefit and economic efficiency of products or projects. Social, ecological, economic aspects and the use of energy and resources are considered in the assessment, as are location and employment potential, durability, marketability, technical quality and function, materiality and synergy effects. In the competition classes "Excellence in Business to Consumer" and "Excellence in Business to Business" as well as in the additional category "Design Thinking", the jury awards Gold, Winner and Special Mention.

About hansgrohe

hansgrohe stands for innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that combine intelligent functionality, outstanding design, and enduring quality. Based in Germany’s Black Forest region, the internationally active Hansgrohe Group sells premium products for showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen taps, and kitchen sinks under the hansgrohe brand. hansgrohe stands for great moments with water since 1901. With its many award-winning products, this traditional brand shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and the bathroom. Because this is where people spend the time they treasure most and experience precious moments in the interaction with water. hansgrohe stands for Smart Living applications that enrich people’s everyday lives and offer them more functionality and safety in their homes.

hansgrohe. Meet the beauty of water.


Astrid Bachmann
Deputy Lead Corporate Communications, Global PR AXOR