Organiser: Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung)
Date: 11. – 15. 03.2019
Location: Foyer Hall 4.2
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.
With Design Plus you will find an ideal platform for your product at ISH 2019 to further boost your marketing strategy! The renowned Design Plus competition helps you set your products apart from the competition and showcase them to architects and designers.
Your participation in the contest will give you an eye-catching marketing tool, the ‘Distinction Design Plus powered by ISH’, for marketing your product. The products and technical solutions selected by a jury of renowned experts are characterised by a high level of innovative strength, outstanding design quality and a distinct ethos of sustainability. The award will enable you to signpost your product’s superior quality and ensure greater visibility in the market.
As part of the ISH, the winning products will be presented in a highly acclaimed special exhibition. The award ceremony on the first day of the fair is a highlight of the trade-fair calendar for both the award winners and visitors.
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Prize winners Design Plus powered by ISH 2017
PRIMUS – Tankless toilet
Manufacturer: AXENT Switzerland AG
The PRIMUS WC with its simple, clear lines and pleasantly flat lid combines pure elegance with contemporary technology and thus impressed the jury two-fold. A remarkable feature is the Venturi system with AXENT Airless Siphon technology. It enables a strong flush without the need for a cistern or electric pump. A further plus point setting the product apart from the competition is that it uses 25% less water than conventional siphon toilets and meets tough flushing/water conservation standards.
CeraFloor Select – Shower channel
Manufacturer: Dallmer GmbH + Co. KG
The CeraFloor Select shower channel is not flat, but slightly concave and combines the purist elegance of linear drainage with the reliability and functionality of point drainage. With its high-grade finish (in matte or polished stainless steel), integrated precision cross slope for drainage and discreet central inlet, the shower channel possesses excellent formal characteristics. Yet the innovative product not only boasts elegant aesthetics and technical precision; the channel is also comparatively easy to install, permanently and securely sealed, and easy to clean.
NU – Stainless steel showerhead
Manufacturer: FIMA CARLO FRATTINI S.P.A.
The NU, which is reminiscent of a luminaire and reinterprets the concept of the showerhead in an exciting way, really is quite out of the ordinary. The design concept features a square stainless steel frame holding three round sprinklers, also made of stainless steel, in a gimballed mount, allowing these to be adjusted independently from each other and at an angle of up to 40 degrees. Three silicon tubes – a further striking design element – transport the water from the wall or ceiling source to the showerhead. The jury praised the boldness of this strong design, which stands out from the crowd in a daring and deliberately provocative way, thereby adding a new approach to design for shower zones.
Essence Professional – Kitchen tap
Manufacturer: Grohe AG
The Essence Professional kitchen mixer stands out for its clear and decidedly elegant design, characterised by a concentric geometry that prioritises the human user. Truly persuasive are the seamless, almost organic transitions between the metal tube and the hose, which is made of black silicon and audaciously forms a striking U-shaped arc. The rectangular tube, another elementary design feature, serves as the mounting for the outlet and stabilises the unit. Compared to other products where the hose runs through a spiral to form the typical U-shape, the rectangular tube not only has far cleaner lines, but is simpler to clean. A superb design overall that, with its flowing shape, creates a striking image that is as good as unmistakable and also marks a step into a new dimension of aesthetic expressivity.
Origin – Bathroom collection
Manufacturer: INBANI DESIGN, S.L.
The Origin bathroom collection masterfully combines traditional craftsmanship and industrial processing methods for wood, metal and glass, thereby achieving the highest possible degree of perfection and precision. The result is aesthetically impressive, pleasantly clear design that engages surprising dimensions, while the well-proportioned, sculptural shapes are reminiscent of a potter’s creations. The jury particularly liked how wood was integrated into the bathroom collection as a material, as its rougher look provided an exciting contrast to the Ceramilux elements.
Véo – Fittings series
The impressive Véo fittings series features a pleasantly purist, clean design resulting from the synthesis of fluid formal transitions and geometric basic shapes and forming a harmonious, sculptural unit. The concise design characteristic of the slender fitting is the formal integration of the regulator, whose rounded ends continue the formal language of the fitting. At the same time the handle, with its precise edges, forms an interesting antipode to the soft geometrical appearance of the rest of the fitting. A sophisticatedly designed, thoroughly elegant product that impresses the user with its distinctive design and recognition value.
IXMO SOLO – Shower mixer
Manufacturer: KEUCO GmbH & Co. KG
With the fantastically designed IXMO SOLO shower mixer, KEUCO presents a unique solution that elegantly combines single-lever mixer and extraction hose connection. This makes a further water-conducting element that is otherwise necessary superfluous and, in so doing, meets the desire for a solution that is as reduced as possible. The jury was no less impressed by the quality of the materials used and the formal language of the entire ensemble. The flat shower rod with its intelligent slide-and-lock technology (optionally available with rounded ends) is an elegant eye-catcher in any shower. All in all, IXMO SOLO is an exquisitely designed product in terms of form, function and material quality.
Cleanet Riva – Shower toilet
Manufacturer: Laufen Bathrooms AG
The remarkable design of the Cleanet Riva shower toilet integrates extensive user-friendly technology in a sophisticated body. The result is a timeless, elegant aesthetics that may be harmoniously integrated into most refined interior decorating styles. The jury was specifically most impressed by the good features the shower toilet offers; and most notably by the Cleanet Riva’s clever operating concept, based on the stainless steel pushbutton on its side, while the practical touchscreen remote control unit allows users to adjust the basic and detailed settings. The automatic cleaning feature is a special highlight: Cleanet Riva is the only shower toilet that thermally cleans its entire water system at regular intervals. Altogether a very well-designed product with attractive and intelligently conceived details.
Andrew – Bathroom tap
The tap collection Andrew surprises users with an innovative idea whereby the regulator is integrated flush into the body of the fitting, which leads to an impressive clarity of form. Where necessary, the regulator, which otherwise functions like a conventional mixer and has the appearance of a joystick, is simply swung out. As such, the tap, boasting precise and quality manufacturing, not only looks exceptionally chic, but also features a clever detail that makes the series highly distinctive. An inspiring approach that is as innovative as it is elegant.
UNIQ BATHROOM UB1 – Bathroom furniture
Manufacturer: UUBEE Pty Ltd.
The increasing densities expected of homes, particularly in conurbations, is already making space a valuable resource in many areas today. UNIQ is an innovative, intelligently conceived solution that compactly combines toilet, sink, shower and storage space in a very small area, similarly to a caravan, and thus requires up to 50% less space compared to conventional interiors. The jury was not only fascinated by the design, consistently reduced to the essentials in both form and function and which makes UNIQ a real eye-catcher, but also and above all praised the conceptual approach. Indeed, this new way of thinking anticipates a thoroughly revolutionary paradigm shift in the design of future bathroom furnishings.
Visign for Style sensitive – Electronic push plate
Manufacturer: Viega GmbH & Co. KG
The Visign for Style sensitive electronic push plate is especially suitable for use in public and semi-public locations as the sensor electronics mean it is operated touch-free. The jury was particularly taken with the phosphorescent Op-Art print that charges in daylight or artificial light and therefore in the dark functions, for example, as a night light, providing orientation and a sense of safety. The intuitive graphic distinguishes the resource-saving Eco setting from the strong Power flush. Visign for Style sensitive is a unique combination of technology and design, and not only meets exacting quality standards, but with its smooth surface also fulfils users’ expectations as regards hygiene.
Visign for More 105 – Push plate
Manufacturer: Viega GmbH & Co. KG
The formally elegant Visign for More 105 push plate combines flat-mounted functional elements and flowing surfaces in an integrative product aesthetics and thus perfectly complements a contemporary architectural idiom. The solid structure of metal with a refined surface and white or black glass ensures prime hygienic conditions and real durability, meaning that the high-grade finishing not only pleases the eye, but the touch, too. The subdivision into large and small flush volumes is intuitive. A beautifully designed product that does justice to the ultimate aesthetic and functional criteria in private, public or semipublic settings.
HIM – Single-lever mixers collection
Manufacturer: Zucchetti Rubinetteria S.p.A.
The HIM single-lever mixers collection impressed the jury with its architectural formal language, whereby the sculptural fitting and the ergonomic controls, which are reminiscent of a joystick, form an exciting contrast. A further characteristic of the HIM is the flat and compact design of the outlet, which emits water in a pleasant cascade. The fitting, which slopes softly upward, has a very dynamic feel to it and perfectly complements timelessly elegant interior decorating styles with its purist and clear lines.
Plawa Purline – Design plan heating wall
Manufacturer: BEMM GmbH
The heating panel with its fine edge lines and light and shadow gaps lends rooms a real touch of elegance. The flat, unembellished front (the valve set and connecting unit are cleverly concealed behind it) has a clear, purist appearance; the heating panel is available in various surfaces and designs. The features offered include LED backlighting, providing orientation or mood lighting, and elegant towel rails. A formally excellently designed product with a very high-quality look and feel that, particularly owing to the indirect lighting, is a real highlight in the bathroom in the truest sense of the word.
ROCK 500 WB – Wood stove
Manufacturer: Dovre NV
The ROCK 500 WB is a comparatively small wood oven made of robust cast iron, which for its compact size provides a surprisingly large view of the fire burning inside it, as well as impressively demonstrating its talents with a nominal heat output of 9.0 kW. Logs of 50 cm in length fit into it easily. Yet the oven is confidently full of character with its succinct rounded edges that provide a soft frame for the dancing flames. The slam-lock mechanism, which automatically closes the large glass door, makes closing the oven easy as pie. It is a sympathetically cuddly looking housemate who requires only minimal space while generating considerable amounts of heat.
Dynacon Eclipse – Floor heating manifold
Manufacturer: IMI Hydronic Engineering Deutschland GmbH
With the Dynacon Eclipse floor heating manifold, complex calculations and time-consuming, repeated flow settings are a thing of the past. Suitable for volume flows of 30 to 300 l/h per heating circuit, it features automatic hydraulic flow control and thus ensures optimum temperature distribution. This not only increases home comfort and well-being, but also helps lower energy consumption. Upon installation, the flow rate is established for each heating circuit once, which is done by turning a knob. Subsequently the innovative valve technology regulates the flow itself. It is not possible for the neighbouring circuits to be oversupplied. A cleanly designed product made of high-grade, corrosion-resistant stainless steel that, thanks to compact dimensions and unit sizes, can be easily installed even in small spaces. Industrial design that leaves nothing to be desired in such a field as this.
MultiBloc® MBE – Multifunctional gas control
Manufacturer: Karl Dungs GmbH & Co. KG
The multifunctional gas control MBE by DUNGS features an impressively clear design that is well thought out in terms of function, while the manufacturer remains identifiable through consistent labelling on the product. The appliance consists of a “ValveBody” and two step-motor drives, the “ValveDrive”. Functionally distinct ValveDrives provide great flexibility, intelligent controls and tangible benefits for logistics. An exemplary product in terms of functionality as well as in its neatly integrated corporate design.
Signo® – Radiator
Manufacturer: Kermi GmbH
Kermi Signo is a bathroom radiator based on a modular design system that makes various configurations possible through the addition of individual heating surface elements. The modules are available both as squares and rectangles, in six sizes and numerous surface finishes, making intriguing and individual solutions possible. The Signo is also a great towel warmer, as towels may be easily and comfortably slid into the gap between the elements. An elegant system that can be individually configured and boasts a clean, flat and modern look.
SMART 120 BT – Pellet boiler cooker
Manufacturer: KLOVER s.r.l.
The SMART 120 pellet boiler cooker by KLOVER skillfully combines oven and heater in an appliance with state-of-theart technology that, with its rustic country-house aesthetics, evokes comforting memories of the “good old days”. The stove is able to independently heat the living space, produce hot water for the whole family and is suitable for cooking on the large, high-grade cast stovetop or bake in the stainless-steel oven. At the same time the SMART 120 boasts good efficiency and low emissions.
Origami – Radiator
Manufacturer: TUBES RADIATORI SRL
The Origami radiator combines a visually appealing casing and heat provision in an aesthetically highly attractive manner. It can be folded like a screen, making it possible to quickly divide rooms or create a feeling of privacy, and it can be used as a standalone or hung on a wall. As the Origami is electrically powered, it is ready for action at the drop of a hat and very easy to use. It is a very practical heating element with a design that satisfies high expectations as regards both form and function. Its catching design creates an interesting presence in a room and interacts sweetly with the space around it. The Origami further won over the jury with its high effectiveness in providing the necessary warmth and comfort.
uniSTOR plus / exclusive – Domestic hot water cylinder
Manufacturer: Vaillant GmbH
The uniSTOR plus/uniSTOR exclusive hot water tank, with its clear geometric and formal language pared down to the essentials, not only makes a highly modern impression, but also impresses users with good handling and, above all, economic efficiency (energy label A-B), given that as system components, the devices store superfluous energy, e.g. from heat pumps. The clearly and attractively designed user interfaces are a striking element in the consistent further development of the Vaillant design language and provide information on the current water temperature at a glance. In the LED version, they additionally display system connectivity.
ONI Radiator – Heating radiator
Manufacturer: Vasco Group AG
The ONI Radiator is an innovative radiator that the jury found truly persuasive thanks, above all, to its purist design. A copper heating pipe is integrated into the ultrathin front panel and requires only a minimum amount of water. The flat unit seems almost to float on the wall and is therefore not only an aesthetic highlight in any room, but also highly efficient and thus saves a lot of energy, which is why it is ideal for low-temperature systems. Optionally, the radiator comes with indentations for towels; a feature the jury really liked was the clear flawless surface that makes the ONI seem marvellously geometrical, clean and elegant.
Wilo-Stratos MAXO 80/0,5-12 – High-Efficiency Circulation Pump
Manufacturer: WILO SE
With innovative energy-saving functions, the high-efficiency Wilo-Stratos MAXO 80/0.5-12 circulation pump sets new standards for commercial HVAC applications in the area of energy efficiency. At the same time the pump impressed the jury with its outstanding user-friendliness. The intuitive user interface with its pleasantly clear design and default settings that perfectly suit the respective applications enables a previously unseen simplicity. All settings are made via a single, central button, which is moreover clearly visible owing to its colour. Thanks to the communication interfaces, the pump can be integrated into all relevant systems. An outstandingly well-conceived product as regards form and function and impressive proof of good design in an application area that is still far too often neglected in this regard.
wodtke ivo.smart – Pellet stove
Manufacturer: wodtke GmbH
The wodtke ivo.smart is a state-of-the art pellet stove. Its elegant design reflects the company’s high standards in terms of technology, functionality and up-to-date aesthetics down to the last detail. With its automatic ash removal, a high efficiency rating of about 90% for its water heating function and extremely quiet operation, it fully satisfies even very discerning standards when it comes to private residences. The fuel quantity detection feature ensures further optimisation of the combustion, making it even more effective while keeping emission levels low. The design is handsome, clear-cut and pleasantly reduced; thanks to the high quality glass panel, it cuts a very elegant figure and suits a range of interior styles.
Zehnder Zenia – Multifunctional bathroom heater
Manufacturer: Zehnder Group International AG
Zehnder Zenia combines towel warmer and convector heater to create an aesthetically outstanding item of bathroom furniture that is pleasantly visually restrained and thus blends harmoniously with almost any modern bathroom setting. The idea of concealing wet towels in a flat cupboard behind an infrared glass heating surface, where they are at the same time dried in a hygienic way, has been realised in a manner that boasts a superb formal and functional design. This innovative piece of bathroom furniture also provides different heating and comfort worlds independent of the central heating system – they can be individually configured by app in keeping with today’s world. A modular installation concept means the heater can be fitted in almost any planning scenario. Practical and chic.