ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award: winners of 6th edition
The prizes for the 6th ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award for the most innovative Italian products in the ceramics and bathroom furnishing sectors and for the first ADI Booth Design Award were presented in the Famous Bathrooms event space in Hall 30.
For the ADI Ceramics & Bathroom Design Award, during the first two days of the exhibition, a panel of experts appraised the exhibited products and selected those that most successfully combine innovation and design excellence in the ceramic tile and bathroom furnishing segments.
The following were chosen as the winners in the ceramics category: Corneli for Iride (A system for reusing marble production waste that involves calibrating and reconstructing a block in order to create sustainable new objects, as in the case of the Iride project for recycling antique Carrara marble waste); Leonardo for Map Red-Overcome (Digital control of the ceramic body is used to produce slabs with high technical performance coupled with a decorated field tile inspired by a city map, resulting in an innovative interpretation of a concrete surface); and Fittile for the product Fuggo (The company has used design to innovate its production and image strategy, developing an innovative product in which the joint is transformed from an element of division into the graphic design that actually “constructs” the wall). A special mention went to Target Fuoriformato (The creative use of digital decoration coupled with manual pictorial techniques makes for an autonomous and original form of expression in ceramic production).
The winners in the bathroom furnishing category were: Rubinetterie Treemme for Q30 (A project of pure minimalism in which engineers and designers have collaborated to create a tap with highly innovative dimensions and design, in turn stimulating innovation throughout the entire production chain); Albatros for the products Secret System-Syrada and Modula Pool (An innovative hot tub system that brings together technology and aesthetics for a total wellness experience: surfaces that are pleasant to the touch, a silent whirlpool system, chromotherapy and highly effective design solutions. The tubs are also entirely recyclable); and Provex for Iunix (An innovative frameless shower enclosure system designed to reduce the need for work on the walls thanks to a top-mounted supporting structure that guarantees minimalist design). An honourable mention went to R&D Bertocci for the product Officina Bertocci (The company’s signature craftsmanship has become the distinctive concept behind the new OFFICINA collections, which maintain modular design in every project resulting in highly flexible systems).
The products and booths chosen during these two days are shortlisted for submission to the ADI Design Index 2020, an annual publication by ADI containing the best of Italian design put into production.