LUMBERTON, NJ, July 2011 – BLANCO, German innovator of finely crafted sinks and faucets, is a finalist in the 2011 KBCULTURE Awards in the sink category for its PERFORMA SILGRANIT II low divide sink. KBCULTURE is a selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. International in scope, it is produced by Leslie Clagett, well-known industry editor and author of The New City Home, among other books.
“The SILGRANIT's color palette poses an appealing alternative to stainless steel, and is comparable in durability, too," says Leslie Clagett, founder and judge of the KBCULTURE Awards. Judging along with Leslie Clagett was Merv Kaufman, industry journalist and design expert.
The new 1-3/4 PERFORMA SILGRANIT II sink design offers an aesthetically pleasing low divide that accommodates large pot handles and other oversized items. Available in seven colors, PERFORMA’s elegant curves and fluid shape validates the current design trend that sinks should be noticed as a beautiful, not just functional, element of kitchen design.
“From a strictly aesthetic point of view, the top of a tall divider is not a pretty sight, somehow it seems old fashioned,” continues Clagett. PERFORMA’s low divide blends the extra functionality of a double sink with the utility of a super single to manage large items while keeping cleaning and prep areas separate.
BLANCO’s CULINA faucet was also awarded “Winner” in the KBCULTURE faucet category.
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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