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BLANCO's award-winning SOLON™ Compost System to be featured In Martha Stewart designed eco-friendly show home
Lumberton, NJ, November 2010 – BLANCO, German manufacturer of finely-crafted sinks and faucets announces that its award-winning SOLON Compost System was selected to be featured in a Martha Stewart influenced & environmentally friendly designed home at the annual International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida in January 2011. This is BLANCO’s first collaboration with the globally famous home design guru and her team. The showcase home is part of the KB Home GreenHouse™ series – a company that builds beautifully designed custom homes for consumers – and is slated to be the first net-zero energy, single-family home in the Builder Magazine Concept Home series.

Created from the highest-grade recycled stainless steel, the SOLON Compost System organically collects waste below the counter in an effortless and eco-friendly way while adding beauty and style to the kitchen. The SOLON Compost System has recently won a number of prestigious honors for integrating green living into kitchen design including the iF award for product design, an Innovative Green Design Award, an Interior Design BOY Award and the DPHA award for Innovative Accessories Product of the Year.

"We are pleased and honored that the SOLON was chosen to be part of Martha Stewart's KB Home GreenHouse series," states Tim Maicher, BLANCO's Director of Marketing. “This unique product truly speaks to the growing desire to incorporate green living into home projects – beautifully and in a way that makes our daily chores easier.”
The home will open for tours on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. In addition to live on-site tours, an online virtual tour will be available for those unable to make it to Orlando. To learn more about this year’s Builder Magazine Concept Home and register to take a tour, visit
SOLON Details:
-          7-1/2” wide by 8-1/4” deep
-          Holds 192 oz. (1.5 gallons) liquid  
-          Installation inset or drop-in - the SOLON can be undermounted or top-mounted
-          List Price: $595.00
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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