The Design Plus competition rewards future-proof products, which demonstrate an optimum combination of sustainability, aesthetic appeal and functionality and is one of the most prestigious and well-known awards in Germany.
Organiser: Messe Frankfurt in collaboration with the German Design Council
Location: Hall 3.1 B48
ISH 2023 focuses on solutions for a sustainable future. In the heating sector, this refers to innovations that cut energy consumption in buildings, increase energy efficiency and take greater account of renewable energies. In the sanitary ware sector, sustainability is achieved through water and energy-saving products, environmentally friendly industrial production, sustainable materials and durable design.
A total of 133 entries were received from 88 companies from 23 countries for the award. The jury of four experts evaluated all the entries in terms of innovation, ecology and design. The winning products are characterised by sensitive design and reduction to the technologically essential.
The jury selected 32 products that will receive the "Design Plus" label and be on display in an exhibition during ISH. The awards ceremony for the winners will take place 13 March 2023 in the Hot Spot Water in Hall 3.1 at 3:30 p.m. in Frankfurt am Main. The award-winning products will then be on display in an exhibition in the immediate vicinity.To the press release, photo download and list of winners
Winners Design Plus powered by ISH 2023
BetteAir - Shower tile
Manufacturer: Bette GmbH & Co. KG
Design: Produktdesign Tesseraux+Partner
Flat, flatter - shower tile: With BetteAir, the world's first shower tile made of glazed titanium steel, Bette completes the evolution of the shower tray into a part of the bathroom floor. BetteAir integrates so perfectly into the floor that it is hardly no-ticeable, a milestone in bathroom architecture. What's more, the floor-level installa-tion of the shower tile is a real revolution, as it can also be glued directly to the screed like a conventional tile.
Prolux STORAC - Battery Storage
Manufacturer: Prolux Solutions
Design: Struppler GmbH
The STORAC battery storage system is the sustainable alternative to conventional battery storage systems that keeps its value. As a decentralised storage solution that supplies electricity, it makes a power supply from 100 % renewable energies possible at all, even when there is no active renewable energy, for example no solar radiation. This makes the battery storage system an important building block on the road to CO2 neutrality – a goal that the German government has set for itself by 2050.
Manufacturer: SCARABEO CERAMICHE SRL
Design: SCARABEO CERAMICHE SRL
Its essential elegance will attract your attention. The new bathroom furniture concept offers a refined vision and more hidden features for you to discover. The range includes a variety of figures characterized by a refined soul and generous dimensions.
Ergovent frameless ventilation diffuser Rondo - Ventilation system
Manufacturer: ERGOVENT, UAB
Design: ERGOVENT, UAB
Experience the beauty of seamless ceilings with ERGOVENT's frameless air ventilation diffusers. Made of solid gypsum and featuring reliable magnetic holders, these diffusers are built for durability and easy installation. Our unique aerodynamic convex shape, developed with scientists, reduces air vortices and lowers ventilation noise. The universal design allows diffusers to be used for both supply and exhaust airflow, and painted to match the ceiling colour for seamless look.
CALEFFI XF Semi-automatic self-cleaning magnetic filter (577 series) - Heat pump system, Water treatment
Manufacturer: Caleffi S.p.A.
Design: Caleffi S.p.A.
Next-level magnetic filter for heating and cooling systems, particularly sensitive ones such as heat pump systems. Thanks to the dual magnetic filtering effect (160 µm mesh), it captures particles which are two times smaller than those filtered by most similar products available on the market and separates them, ensuring high HP performance levels while also limiting electricity consumption. Plus, CALEFFI XF also features an innovative semi-automatic brush cleaning mechanism.
iStop Antifreeze valve with air sensor (108 series) - Air water heat pump system
Manufacturer: Caleffi S.p.A.
Design: Caleffi S.p.A.
To avoid the use of glycol (which is harmful to the environment) in monobloc HP systems, Caleffi has developed iStop: an antifreeze valve that is eco-friendly and entirely mechanical. If the electric supply is cut off, iStop drains the water from the circuit when its temperature reaches 3 °C, thereby preventing the components from freezing. The outside air sensor, on the other hand, prevents unwanted valve operation while the HP is running in cooling mode.
RP 50 Digital - Testing pump for water lines
Manufacturer: Rothenberger Werkzeuge GmbH
Design: Rothenberger Werkzeuge GmbH
The RP 50 Digital offers the ease of use and robustness of a normal test pump plus the advantages of digital documentation. The pressure gauge is supplemented by a digital pressure sensor for even more precise measurements up to 30 bar. The pressure curve can be monitored on mobile devices via Bluetooth. After the measurement, the app generates a tamper-proof pressure test report for reliable proof that the test was performed correctly: fast, secure, convenient.
Cross® - Radiant ceiling profiles
Manufacturer: Arbonia Riesa GmbH
Design: OCO Design Münster
Design & technology simply combined. Fast. Easy. Reliable. Simply.. comfortable. Clean. The next generation of radiant ceiling profiles is here! With the new Cross® radiant ceiling profiles made of corrosion-resistant aluminium, you can experience a comfortable room temperature that can be aesthetically integrated into a wide variety of room situations. The revolutionary, in-house developed connection technology enables quick and easy installation. Simple construction kit for countless variants.
Woodio Block toilet - WC
Manufacturer: Woodio Oy
Design: Woodio Oy
Woodio Block is the world’s first 100% waterproof solid wood composite toilet seat made from real wood chips and advanced resins. Woodio Block is made in Finland with a minimal carbon footprint. The modern, subtle and round shaped wall-mounted Block toilet seat celebrates Scandinavian form and function while offering a good conscience.
Logatherm WLW186i AR - Air-to-water heat pump
Manufacturer: Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH - Buderus
Design: Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH - Buderus
The heat pumps of the Logatherm WLW186i AR series consist of an indoor and an outdoor unit that are connected to each other on the water side via a pipe. This makes installation particularly uncomplicated. By choosing from 3 different variants of the indoor unit, the heat pump meets every application. The outdoor unit of the Logatherm WLW186i AR takes up little space and fits under any window.
Freilauf Ablaufventil für Waschbecken - Washbasin tap
Hersteller: Freilauf GmbH & Co. KG
Manufacturer: Freilauf GmbH & Co. KG
The Freilauf drain valve finally is the solution for clogged drains in you Bathroom. The Innovation is that the plug is activated by a magnet-mechanism. The base of the plug slides along an inclined plane. This results in a very elegant and accurate movement of the plug. All surfaces with water contact have a smooth and round design, so it is easy to clean and hair dont get stuck.
Ingiro - Armature collection
Manufacturer: FIMA Carlo Frattini Spa
Design: FIMA Carlo Frattini Spa
Extreme practicality and total positioning freedom are the main features of Ingiro: on one side, its ergonomics is designed for simple and immediate use; on the other side, it allows you to take a shower wherever the flexible hose can reach, thanks to a water connection that does not imply a fixed position of the item. Additionally, the concrete base provides stability in any situation.
ClimaCon F - Thermostat
Manufacturer: Oventrop GmbH & Co. KG
Design: Oventrop GmbH & Co. KG
The ClimaCon F room thermostat is part of Oventrop’s modular system solution for temperature control of surface heating and cooling systems. The archetypal product design is consistently derived from the brand positioning and gives the ClimaCon a high-quality and timeless character. The square design with round corners, centrally placed rotary wheel as a circular element and flush keys underpin the intuitive operation.
Alcadrain - Drainage channel
Manufacturer: Alcadrain s.r.o.
Design: Alcadrain s.r.o.
Facade and terrace drainage channels are especially suitable for the drainage of surface water that accumulates around buildings when it rains, but also from snow that melts faster around buildings.
EHS Mono HT Quiet - Air-to-water heat pump
Manufacturer: Samsung Climate Solutions
Design: Samsung Climate Solutions
The EHS Mono HT Quiet is the first in Samsung’s premium high temperature heat pump line up. It combines advanced features and new technologies to achieve high water temperatures and low noise levels, which is ideal for the residential renovation market. Additionally, the stylishly designed heat pump is designed to be simple to install and maintain.
Genesi - Washbasin tap
Manufacturer: Bruma Europa, Lda
Design: DSB Design Studio
Present on the market for over 65 years, BRUMA is synonymous with experience, quality and innovation in the creation of water taps that perfectly balance aesthetics with high performance. BRUMA’s production process is increasingly sustainable and combines state-of-the-art industrial techniques with meticulous craftsmanship. A product of this is Genesi - a tribute to nature and innovative design, that leaves space for imagination in its unexpected shapes.
Shower cabinet - Bathroom furniture
Manufacturer: Mamparas Doccia, S.L.
Design: Mamparas Doccia, S.L.
Doccia's patented design cabinets allow you to have an organiser inside the shower in the most discreet and elegant way, providing extra functionality, maximising the use of space and integrating the classic bathroom cabinet into the shower itself. These innovative cabinets, watertight, with easy-opening hinged door and made of aluminium with Zamak shelves, are perfectly integrated into our shower screens, providing lightness, design and practicality. Available in two colours and with windows.
LALITA - Bathroom accessories
Manufacturer: CERAMICA GLOBO SPA
Design: CERAMICA GLOBO SPA
LALITA has generous proportions and gentle lines that inspire a sense of protection that caress the body and the everyday bathroom rituals of washing, and caring for one’s body and physical-mental wellbeing, which are carried out in a soothing and invigorating atmosphere. For the toilets of the Lalita collection,For the toilets of the Lalita collection, we have designed CLEANSTORM® a flushing system that is a quiet and reliable vortex of cleanliness.
Heritage - Bathtub
Manufacturer: Inbani Design S.L.
Design: Patrick Norguet
Heritage bathtub stands out for its imposing presence. It has been conceived to be an iconic and distinctive object in any bathroom. Its careful proportions, together with the possibility of supporting it in the air by a wooden structure, manage to reduce the visual weight of its dimensions, giving it a floating sensation, which blends harmoniously in any space. The detail of the grooving, which is present in the most important buildings of Greek architecture, enhances the beauty of the bathtub.
AxiTone - Fan
Manufacturer: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
Design: ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
The AxiTone is the new ebm-papst three-blade fan and was specially developed for applications in noise-sensitive environments. Due to the extremely low noise with a low tonal component, the AxiTone can be ideally used in addition to heat pumps where low noise is a top priority, e.g. refrigeration/air conditioning units in living spaces.
LS TOUCH - Switch series
Manufacturer: Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co.KG
Design: Albrecht Jung GmbH & Co.KG
LS TOUCH Smart touchscreen in switch format A pure KNX device for up to 32 functions: LS TOUCH combines the intuitive operation of KNX functions for smart home control with the visualisation and design versatility of JUNG. The innovative touch and swipe surface is also available in the Les Couleurs® Le Corbusier colours, sets new design highlights, and represents a future-oriented interpretation of smart home operation.
Reneo-Fit - Ventilation system
Manufacturer: Blauberg Ventilatoren GmbH
Design: Blauberg Ventilatoren GmbH
The Reneo-Fit unit is the ideal solution for ventilation of single-family houses and apartments with the required air flow of up to 136 m3/h. High efficiency and compact dimensions in combination with the BlauFast semi-rigid air duct system make it possible to create a flexible solution for any client both during the renovation and construction phases. EPP casing design provides low SFP. Models are equipped with an enthalpy counter-flow heat exchanger for heat and humidity recovery.
Fento - Ventilation system
Manufacturer: Tense Bvba
Design: Tense Bvba
Find the perfect blend of quality, function and design in the Fento range. Integrate the Xillo vent units seamlessly in any interior and achieve an elegant look. The most minimalistic vents on the market. Available in square and round versions, these minimalistic vents can be integrated in both concrete and plasterboard to blend perfectly in any interior. Airflow is adjustable thanks to the adjustable clicker system.
Unseen Fresh - WC
Manufacturer: Tense Bvba
Design: Tense Bvba
The Unseen Fresh is an integrated push button for the toilet, custom-made and personalized. A must-have for everyone who loves a seamless interior. Technology fully integrated into the wall adds class and elegance to an interior. The daily used flush button does not need to be missing. We integrate your flush button into any finish of the wall.
Joe - Armature collection
Manufacturer: RVB sa/nv
Design: RVB sa/nv
The brand new Joe collection is inspired by urban and industrial curves, by the archetype and minimalist form of pipes. With a tube as a starting point, its design is unique, its shapes are strong, continuous and regular. The progressive system with simultaneous growth of flow and heat offers adjustment in one continuous movement. A design by Co.Studio underlined by the slogan: «FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION».
Geberit CleanLine50 - Shower cubicle
Manufacturer: Geberit International AG
Design: Christoph Behling Design Ltd.
The CleanLine50 features a modern and minimalist design. With a width of just three centimetres and an asymmetrical drainage channel, it provides additional visual variety. It is available in two colours: brushed stainless steel and black chrome. The drainage channel of the Geberit CleanLine50 has an integrated slope that optimally drains the shower water. The practical comb insert can be easily and conveniently removed and quickly rinsed out.
Portal– revolutionary and unique hand-washbasin system for public lavatories - Wash basin
Manufacturer: Eumar Santehnika OÜ
Design: Eumar Design
We present - Portal - the futuristic design that inspires users to become storytellers. The portal is an entrance to another dimension and will become the focal point of your bathroom space. An elegant floating washbasin set in a gigantic round mirror with extravagant and inviting illumination. The portal is the washbasin specially designed for the social media age. Turn your bathroom into a selfie magnet and let your visitors spread the word about your business to their social circles
Industrial Line EcoTouch 5080.8DT - Heat pump
Manufacturer: WATERKOTTE GmbH
Design: WATERKOTTE GmbH
Double tandem for demand-optimised power call. The new Industrial Line EcoTouch 5080.8DT is equipped with two tandem scroll compressor pairs. With the intelligent EasyCon controller software, the power is provided as needed in 4 stages between 25 % and 100 %. The used refrigerant R513A has a convincing low global warming potential and completes the system in combining strong performance and future-proof technology.
OMNIRES OVO M+ - Bathtub and washbasin
Manufacturer: OMNIRES sp. z o.o.
Design: OMNIRES sp. z o.o.
The OVO M+ collection, designed by Paulina Shacalis, features baths and basins with minimalist, expressive silhouettes and impeccable proportions. Toying with geometrical shapes gave rise to a design based on two semicircles. Its organic and harmonious character is consistent with the principles of classic symmetry. OVO M+ bath and basin set is made of Polish dolomite rock composite. The products are available in six nature-inspired colours in matt finish, as well as in gloss and matt white.
Apartment Heat pump - Compact Heat pump module with hydro unit
Manufacturer: Qvantum Industries AB
Design: Qvantum Industries AB
The Apartment Heat Pump will reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and support the decarbonization aims of European cities. It is small enough to replace the gas boiler in any apartment. The modular design makes the heat pump extremely easy to install and operate. The heat pump optimizes energy usage by integrating with power markets and thermal grids. With a SCOP >5, ultra-low GWP and recyclable modules, the heat pump will play a key role in the energy transition towards a net zero future.
Hydro In-Tank® - WC
Manufacturer: Roca Sanitario, S.A. / Co-innovation with SIAMP
Design: Roca Sanitario, S.A. / Co-innovation with SIAMP
This space-saving, unplugged In-Tank® WC features improved aesthetics and easy maintenance, with all functional elements integrated into the toilet bowl, including the cistern. The innovative Roca Rimless®Vortex extra-silent flush and Supraglaze® antibacterial glazing guarantee maximum hygiene and cleanliness. This all-in-one solution is fast and easy to install and the jointless flush system integrated in the toilet also provides extra-safety against leakage.
TROX Ox Tools & HMIs - Interactive User Experience
Manufacturer: TROX GmbH
Design: Squareone GmbH
The 360° user experience for novices and experts made by TROX: from drafting and detailed planning to commissioning and monitoring, TROX combines proven and new applications under one umbrella. The focus of our development is on tools: system configurator and system controller. In addition to the optimization of usability and the rollout of the new TROX CD, the development also focused on the compatibility of the interfaces and a uniform look and feel.
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