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American Standard, DXV and GROHE, part of LIXIL, maker of water and housing products, announced that the brands have won a total of eight prestigious 2018 Red Dot Product Design Awards, the international distinction for excellence in design innovation. Participants from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 items for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The international Red Dot jury selects only choice products that differentiate themselves through their aesthetic quality, durability, functionality and emotional connection to the end user. The award-winning products from the three brands include: American Standard
“Earning a total of eight awards from the distinguished Red Dot program speaks volumes about the talent and motivation of our unrivaled product design team,” says Steven Delarge, chief executive officer of LIXIL Americas. “Each of our brand designers continuously strives to develop new products and advanced technologies that will improve everyday life and bring design to the home in exciting new ways. We are all extremely proud of this designation of excellence.” The 40 international design experts on the independent judging panel assessed each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, stated, ““I want to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path.” With approximately 2,000 exhibits from 45 nations, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen displays the complete range of current product design. In the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine, it presents products that have won the Red Dot on five floors and approximately 4,000 square meters. Every year, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs around 150,000 visitors about current trends and top achievements.