LUMBERTON, NJ, December 2010 – BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets is a 2010 Interior Design Best of Year (BOY) Awards Winner – not once – but twice! The BLANCO RONIS™ entertainment sink and SOLON™ Compost System received the industry’s top honors at the 5th annual 2010 Interior Design Magazine’s BOY Awards held at the prestigious IAC building in Manhattan on December 2 (designed by Frank Gehry; interiors by Studio Architecture).
BLANCO RONIS™ is awarded in the highly competitive Kitchen Fixture Category and BLANCO SOLON™ is awarded in the Eco Products category. Recognizing superior and preeminent design work, the Best of Year Awards (BOY) awards are given to those that have proven to be outstanding in the fields of design and home products. Both RONIS and SOLON have already picked up an impressive collection of awards since their launch earlier in the year including two iF Awards, two (DPHA) Innovative Product of the Year Awards and an Innovative Green Design Award for SOLON.
“BLANCO winning this year for RONIS™ and SOLON ™ is indeed a tremendous honor for us,” stated Tim Marcher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “It’s one thing to be recognized by a prestigious jury of experts – but then to be confirmed by the design community itself is truly the highest complement we can achieve for our innovation and design.” BOY winners are selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote and a jury of leading architects and designers. The InteriorDesign.net
“Best of Year” voting site received approximately 25,000 unique visitors, producing more than 135,000 page views, and generating 55,000 votes.
ABOUT RONIS - The Award-Winning Entertainment Sink
The RONIS is an ultimate party companion, an entertainment sink without limits. The integrated cutting board and bowl bridge saves counter space whether prepping for dinner or a large party, RONIS is a generously sized one-piece sink that futures, Blanco’s innovative MicroAge technology, which gives the sin a seamless, flush mount look. It includes an accessory try which effortlessly floats in the inside rim of the sink, a glass cutting board with non-slip rubber feet and two round stainless steel bowls. The integrated accessories rotate in a complete 360 circle to allow for limitless preparation options.
About SOLON Compost System - Award-winning & Eco Friendly
The BLANCO SOLON compost system is comprised from the highest grade recycled stainless steel. SOLON effortlessly collects organic waste below the counter and its stunning design allows homeowners to beautifully incorporate green living into their kitchen.
For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO is steadfastly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service since 1925. Today, BLANCO is the only supplier in the world to produce its own sinks from start to finish in three materials. Dedicated to quality without compromise, every sink is closely inspected many times before it receives the BLANCO name.
A remarkable history of firsts emphasizes BLANCO’s zeal for innovation including the first stainless steel sink to achieve a 10mm radius –STEELART® – the first to market colored hard composite sinks – and BLANCO’s pioneering MicroEdge™ technology with its virtual flushmount edge.
BLANCO has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and their production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards.
BLANCO is the brand of choice in the luxury sink and faucet category for its unparalleled quality and an inspirational breadth of design possibilities. From the precision craftsmanship and artistic creativity of its STEELART brand to the stunning durability of its ground breaking SILGRANIT® collection, BLANCO has proven that the sink is far more than a mere functional element in the kitchen.
Since 1994, BLANCO has been a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of principled business leaders and companies working to promote a moral capitalism.
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