Competition for young design talents distinguishes five visionary bathroom concepts in the realm of the iF concept design award 2014
This year’s competition for the Hansgrohe Award for sustainable design concepts around the topic of water has successfully come to an end. Young designers from all over the world submitted around 180 concepts in the hopes of winning the award, which was presented for the fourth time within the realms of the iF concept design award 2014. The five best concepts were now honored in Hamburg. The prize money, totaling 5.000 Euros, is shared among the winners, who hail from China, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Germany.
The jury members, Andreas Haug, one of the founders and partners of Phoenix Design in Stuttgart, Axel Meissner, Hansgrohe Product Manager, and Philippe Grohe, were particularly impressed with the two concepts from Sweden and Germany: the 3-in-1 solution “Houdini” and the washbasin “Puro”. The “Houdini” concept by Christoffer Ohlander (Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden) convinced the jury because it is an “incredibly compact sanitary object that combines three functions: sink, shower and bathtub.” Fabrice Hoefgen from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany won an award with “Puro” – a washbasin that expresses what it is meant to express: low water consumption.