LUMBERTON, NJ, June 2011 – BLANCO, German innovator of finely-crafted sinks and faucets, announces that the CULINA™ faucet has recently received three highly prestigious design honors for its breakthrough closed coil and magnetic hook up features:
a red dot, an IDEA and a KB Culture award.
With winners chosen from around the world, these honors signify and recognize BLANCO’s innovative leadership in product design and engineering. “We are extremely grateful that our products are consistently awarded for their form and functionality,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. “We are honored that CULINA has achieved global recognition in such a short time, and that its sophisticated look has generated tremendous excitement within the design community.”
BLANCO CULINA is the ultimate chef’s faucet – redefined with elegant lines and a breakthrough magnetic hook up with closed coil that offer effortless performance without entanglement. Leslie Clagett, founder of the KB Culture Awards states, “This design retains the functionality of a commercial faucet, but its styling and scale are just right for the home.”
About red dot product design award
The prize is an international benchmark for excellent design and is only awarded to particularly creative, innovative and high quality products. This year, the panel of experts had to judge a total of 4,333 products from 56 nations submitted by 164 companies.
About KB Culture Awards
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, who is an editor at publications ranging from arts to architecture to kitchen and baths, as well as, the author of he The New City Home.
About IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)
The coveted 31-year-old IDEA competition draws thousands of entries each year from 39 countries around the world. Winners include standouts from Method, Samsung, Herman Miller, Microsoft, OXO, Panasonic and more.
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.