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Hansgrohe Design Prize 2016 Awarded to Young International Designers

Five visionary bathroom ideas have been chosen as winners of the new talent competition held in conjunction with the iF Concept Design Award 2016

This year’s competition for the Hansgrohe Prize for design ideas related to the sustainable use of water has been successfully concluded. Students and young designers from 24 countries submitted 364 creative ideas for “Efficient Water Design: Digitalizing the Modern Bathroom”. This is the sixth time young designers have been invited to compete for the Hansgrohe Prize held in conjunction with the international iF Concept Design Award competition.

Digital Bathroom Ideas: Inspired by Nature
The expert jury, composed of Philippe Grohe and Jan Heisterhagen (both of Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach), as well as Andreas Haug (Phoenix Design, Stuttgart), awarded the seal of design on 17 June 2016 in Hamburg to five exciting, digital bathroom ideas from Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Romania and Germany, and distributed EUR 5,000 in prize money. The first and second place winners were notable in their use of nature as a source of inspiration for their creative and innovative ideas.
Philippe Grohe expressed enthusiasm for the achievements of the young talents who participated: “I always find it refreshing to see the natural openness with which young, international students approach this competition. Hansgrohe prioritises the promotion of young talent – and design, which we at Hansgrohe have paid very close attention to for nearly 50 years. With the Hansgrohe Design Prize by iF we offer young design talent an international platform to present ideas and concepts relating to water.”

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