GROHE’s Bau Cosmopolitan E infra-red bathroom tap has been announced as a Gold Award winner in the Innovation in Commercial Product Design category at this year’s Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. The highly coveted Designer Awards are revered in the kitchen and bathroom industry for shining a spotlight on the designers, projects and manufacturers that are setting the bar for what is achievable in design, and the Innovation in Commercial Product Design category specifically recognises those innovating to an exceptional standard in the commercial sector. In light of Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s ceremony and the winner announcements took place virtually on Wednesday 18th November.
Ebru Bircan, Head of Activation at GROHE UK comments: “Sensor-activated, infra-red product solutions that enable a touchless experience have been in high demand within the commercial bathroom space for several years. However, this year hygiene has become a permanent and essential fixture in the interiors and design landscape like never before, and the demand for high-quality infra-red products has risen significantly as a result. With our Bau Cosmo E tap, we have been able to create a high-quality tap design which optimises hygiene and is available at an affordable price point. The launch of the Bau Cosmo E tap has been met with unprecedented demand and praise from our customers and has enabled the infra-red market to be accessible across the entire spectrum of commercial projects. Therefore, we are really honoured to be announced as the winner of this award and to have our product design acknowledged by key figures in the industry.”
GROHE was also recognised for its strides in residential bathroom product design at this year’s awards, making the roundup of ‘Highly Commended’ products in the Innovation in Bathroom Product Design category for its Rainshower SmartConnect 310 head shower. Designed to provide a unique offering to the retrofit shower market, the Rainshower SmartConnect 310 uses Bluetooth technology and smart controls to allow consumers to enhance their shower experience without the need to replace their entire system.