Hansgrohe Design Prize 2017 winners
The Hansgrohe Design Prize 2017 by iF winners have been announced, with five innovative design ideas sharing a total of €5,000 ($A7,471) in prize money.
The international competition for young designers saw 493 concepts entered, 165 of which made it to the final list.
“I’m very impressed with the creativity with which the young, international students approached this year’s topic. The many entries and inspiring winning concepts are proof that the potential for innovation in the field of kitchen fixtures and fittings and kitchen sinks is by no means exhausted,” said Hansgrohe SE vice president of product management Jan Heisterhagen.
The five winners of the Hansgrohe Design Prize 2017 by iF were:
Lifting Sink | Sink – €2,000 in prize money
Designed by Chengyong Li, Lei Yang, Sian Lin and Peishan He from Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, School of Art and Design in Zhengzhou, China.
Consisting of three layers of nested metal, Lifting Sink succeeds in adjusting its storage capacity. Users can choose from different metal inlays to form different sized sinks so as to contain different objects and can improve the water use rate in the kitchen.
Movable Rotation | Sink – €1,500 in prze money
Designed by Wenjia Ding, Tengye Li, Tao Xiong and Chenjing Liu from East China University of Science & Technology, School of Art Design & Media in Shanghai, China.
Movable Rotation has been specially designed for water use in tomorrow
S kitchen, with the ability to change the temperature when rotated. Water in the shape of an annular column can be better used to clean ingredients and utensils and it is also easy to be taken away to do scrubbing elsewhere.
Rail Kitchen Faucet | Faucet – €500 in prize money
Designed by Hyoungwuk Moon and Jeonghyeon Lee from Cheongju University, College of Arts, in Cheongju, Republic of Korea.
The rail kitchen features a slideable substation to enable the faucet to move to the gas stove so water can be poured directly into a pot. Since most menus in Asia include some kind of soup, this invention avoids the inconvenience of moving pots from the sink to a gas stove.
H2Wall | Water Dispenser – € 500 in prize money
Designed by Lucas Ruffinengo from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
H2Wall allows users to choose the exact amount of water they need to fill a receptacle and calculates monthly water consumption. It makes cooking easier and reduces waste, while the flat wall-mounted shape of H2Wall makes it possible to install it in any room of the house.
Water Curtain | Faucet – € 500 in prize money
Designed by Xucheng Yan from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, China.
Water Curtain sensor faucet is a faucet design that can control the quantity of water by adjusting the size of the water flow. The shape of the faucet’s outlet is like a curtain and the outlet position can change as the size of the object changes. It can also be used by more than one person at the same time.
“We have been dealing with the most important water source in the household for more than 30 years and are happy that we have been successful in motivating the designers of tomorrow once again this year. We want to encourage new talent with the Hansgrohe Design Prize by iF and offer young designers a platform on which to present their ideas and concepts dealing with the topic of water,” said Jan.