Single lever basin mixer from bathroom and kitchen-fittings specialist Kludi sways the jury of the famous design competition. Amongst other things, assessment criteria include design quality, functionality, and operability.
The winner of the German Design Award for the very first time – the fittings specialists at Kludi are delighted by their success. The Kludi Ameo single lever basin mixer was awarded the international premium prize in the “Bath and Wellness” category. An elegant and refined look, at the same time practical and intuitive in its operability – this is what the Kludi Ameo fittings series represents.
“We are delighted that Kludi Ameo convinced the jury with its unique design, winning the award for the first time,” says Christoph Reiss, Head of Marketing at Kludi. “It just goes to show that we are on the right track with our brand and also motivates us to continue in the same way.”
The Kludi Ameo embodies contemporary design in its purest form. Soft shapes and straight lines appear both smooth and puristic. In this way they communicate a fresh, dynamic, and timeless elegance. Aesthetics and user-friendliness were already in focus during development stage. With this new design fitting series Kludi is revealing a fittings concept that combines flexibility and functionality, whilst offering bathroom planners a great degree of range freedom for every area of application. Thus any bathroom can be given a modern style. The Kludi Ameo series has already won the Red Dot Award, Plus X Award, and the Iconic Award in the spring. For almost one hundred years the fittings specialists from Menden have been characterised as innovative manufacturers of high quality bathroom and kitchen fittings.
Discovering, presenting and honouring unique design trends is the mission of the German Design Award. The award has been awarded by the German Design Council since 2012. The German brand and design foundation was originally created in 1953 as an initiative of the German Bundestag, and has since that time supported the economy in the achievement of consistent brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading centres of competence for communication and market leadership in this field. The jury of the German Design Award 2018 is made up of specialists from industry and commerce, teaching and science, as well as the design industry. The jury decides all awards following two days of deliberation. This year, more than 5,000 entries were submitted, of which 2420 came from outside Germany.
The awards ceremony will take place in Frankfurt am Main on 9 February during the Ambiente, the world’s leading trade fair for consumer goods.
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.