Fittings specialist Kludi, from Menden, Germany, receives the internationally re-nowned Red Dot Award 2017 for its new Kludi Ameo single hand mixer. In presenting the award, the jury is honouring the unique design of this bathroom fittings series, which combines curves with geometric lines to create a universal product line. Recognitions like the Red Dot Award can help users orient themselves in the jungle of products.
The basic emblematic shape, made up of curves and straight lines, characterises the Kludi Ameo’s form language and makes the fitting an elegant addition to modern bathroom settings. Excellent design alone is not an end in itself: aesthetic shapes should always be combined with useful and user-friendly functions. The Kludi Ameo supplements the timeless look of the fitting with convenient functions. “With its style of classic elegance, the Kludi Ameo single lever mixer stands out by its practical, intuitive operability”, was the opinion given by the top-level expert jury.
“We are delighted to receive the Red Dot Award.” says Christoph Reiß, Head of Product Management International at Kludi. “This con-firms that the lines of Kludi Ameo are to the tastes of both the general public and design experts.”
The Red Dot Award has been granted since 1955 and is recognized worldwide as one of the most well-known design awards. The top-level jury, made up of 39 international free designers, professors of design and specialized journalists, had choice of more than 5,550 new products submitted this year. Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries submitted their products for consideration for the Red Dot Award. The products are then examined and judged on top-quality design, functionality and sustainability.
The award ceremony takes place on 3 July in the Aalto Theatre in Essen.
Kludi GmbH & Co. KG, based in the Westphalian town of Menden, is a German specialist in the field of bathroom and kitchen tap and shower systems. Kludi’s brand claim “Water in Perfection” defines its ambition to create top quality. The bathroom fitting range is based on two key elements. It offers clearly defined styles under the heading “Smart Luxury”, while “Pure Function” combines solid quality with great practicality in functional fittings. Matching “Shower Dreams” concepts are available for both bathroom ranges. In the field of kitchen fittings, Kludi presents a wide range of products in the “Kitchen Competence” series.
For almost 100 years, the internationally active family company has been influencing the use of water in the household with groundbreaking fitting concepts and innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms. More than 1,000 staff members in the Kludi group develop, produce and market products for specialist trade and craft companies in numerous countries around the world. From its headquarters in Menden, the Kludi company group manages 13 international sales organisations. The products are manufactured in three European production facilities. The company runs its own production facility in the United Arab Emirates as a joint venture.