Archive for October, 2010
BLANCO receives two out of five Innovative Product of the Year Awards at the ninth annual Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association conference, held October 15-17 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. Hollywood, Florida. BLANCO RONIS is awarded the Innovative New Plumbing Product of the Year Award and BLANCO SOLON Compost System won for Innovative New Accessories Product of the Year.
The conference drew nearly 400 dealers, manufacturers’ representatives and sales personnel from around the country for three days of workshops, networking events and DPHA committee meetings. Entries were evaluated based on their technological and design innovation by a panel of judges who are media and marketing leaders in their field.
“BLANCO is breaking out as an innovation leader as evidenced by this year’s DPHA awards,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “RONIS represents so many trends and innovations including its MicroEdge™ technology and space-saving components. SOLON is equally trend-worthy, integrating composting right into the kitchen design. A lifestyle product whose time has arrived!”
About RONIS – Entertainment Sink
The RONIS is the ultimate party companion, an entertainment sink without limits. The integrated cuttting board and bowl bridge saves counter space whether prepping for dinner or a large party. RONIS is a generously sized one-piece sink that features BLANCO’s innovative MicroEdge technology, which gives the sink a seamless, flush mount look. It includes an accessory tray which effortlessly floats in the inside rim of the sink, a glass cutting board with non-slip rubber feet and two round stainless steel bowls. The integrated accessories rotate in a complete 360 circle to allow for limitless preparation options.
About SOLON Compost System
The Blanco SOLON compost system is comprised from the highest grade recycled stainless steel. SOLON effortlessly collects organic waste below the counter and its stunning design allows homeowners to beautifully incorporate green living into their kitchen.
“George to the Rescue,” NBC’s newest half-hour home improvement show has tapped BLANCO for their latest rescue operation. BLANCO provided a stunning ARCON super single sink and MERIDIAN faucet with metal side spray to the Martorell family in Brewster, NY. Roseanne Martorell has an incurable form of cancer and the kitchen design was a dream-come-true for her and her family. Click here to check out this heart warming kitchen makeover! Airing on NBC’s owned and operated channels in the top ten markets of the nation, “George to the Rescue” helps deserving individuals improve their households.
The Poggenpohl showroom at the Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, Florida is the company’s oldest and has been open for almost 20 years. Werner Lutz is a designer who has been with the showroom from the beginning. Many of the incredible projects Werner designed have been featured in Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Ocean Drive and Florida International Magazine. He took a few minutes to talk to us about the showroom, BLANCO and his favorite “must have” items for the kitchen.
1. We know that Poggenpohl uses BLANCO in their showroom vignettes and projects. What is it about BLANCO that goes with your design point of view?
“BLANCO’s product selection offers numerous sink designs that seamlessly integrate into the Poggenpohl design philosophy of Modern Classic and Modern Purism designs. Especially the SteelArt® sinks fit Poggenpohl’s contemporary design language of clean lines, functionality and performance.”
2. Describe your vision for the showroom and its growth. What can customers find when they come to Poggenpohl at DCOTA?
“We continue to participate in DCOTA’s special events, and just recently hosted a Designer Lunch to introduce our latest +ARTESIO product line, which we will showcase in a new premium display by summer of 2011. Even though the DCOTA is a ‘Trade only’ building, the kitchen showrooms located at the DCOTA welcome the individual home owner to work with us directly, and we have several nicely appointed displays to inspire.”
3. If you could pick one essential component of a kitchen – one you couldn’t live without – what would you tell your customers?
“I love open kitchens. Every kitchen, no matter how small, should have a space for friends and family to ‘hang out’ while the ‘chef’ is at work. It can be a small bar counter or seating area, but it should be inviting to others to join in and communicate. Who knows, maybe they even chop the onions?”
BLANCO’s RONIS™ Entertainment sink and SOLON™ Compost system are up for a Best of Year Award from Interior Design Magazine!
Vote today for your favorite design elements – and ours! Voting ends October 10th. Here’s the link to vote now: http://www.interiordesign.net.
RONIS is listed under Kitchen Fixtures and SOLON is listed under the ECO PRODUCTS category. You can vote for one product in each category – so long as they are BLANCO’s.
Thank you as always for your interest in BLANCO and we hope to bring home another Best of Year Winner!! (Or maybe two.)