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BLANCO brings home three new awards for its SOLON Compost System – adding to its list of prestigious tributes. The BLANCO SOLON™ Compost System received the following new honors for beautifully incorporating green living into kitchen design:
- 2011 BLOOM Award Winner in the Innovative Systems Category. Presented by The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), in partnership with Interiors & Sources magazine.
- 2011 Edison Awards Finalist in the Industrial Design category. The Edison Awards honor the most innovative products in America.
- 101 Best New Products as presented by Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines in the Interior Products category.
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by so many prestigious organizations,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “The SOLON Compost System truly demonstrates innovation and inspiration at the highest level.”
The stunning BLANCO SOLON is no stranger to accolades. The environmentally friendly product has previously won an iF Award For Product Design, an Interior Design BOY Award Winner for Green Products, The DPHA Award for Innovative Accessories Product of the Year and an Innovative Green Design Award.
Made 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. SOLON installs conveniently next to sinks and its minimalist, elegant style makes it suited to any decor. Simple to clean and dishwasher safe, BLANCO SOLON fits into any countertop with a virtually seamless appearance. SOLON’s attractive lid offers a hygienic seal that contains odors and retails for $595.
Here’s a YouTube video on SOLON if you’d like to see more.
Planet Guru, Leslie Hoffman, President/Executive Director, Earth Pledge offers this design tip, “In my new Shelter Island kitchen, I have incorporated 4 garbage cans, a worm bin AND the BLANCO SOLON compost bucket recessed into the countertop! By making sure that the proper receptacles are built into your space, you will ensure that everyone separates the trash for best recycling results. All of my food waste will stay right on my property, and everything else will be pre-sorted for neatly being taken to the recycling center.”
Leslie Hoffman’s Gimme Shelter project is a showcase for environmentally responsible building practices, sustainable products, brands and creative talents, proving that an unremarkable house can become a beautiful, sustainable SHELTER.
BLANCO participated in last week’s Third Annual Summer Social for the New York Home Furnishings & Design Organization. Over 200 of New York’s top designers braved the heat to attend this highly anticipated reception at Tribeca Rooftop, a penthouse venue with panoramic views of the Hudson River. The Summer Social represents an opportunity for members and guests to network and enjoy a festive evening of wine, music and food.
A Chinese auction along with the live auction hosted by George Oliphant, Emmy award winner and host of NBC’s Open House NY, featured donated items including a BLANCO SOLON compost system to benefit Publicolor, whose mission is to engage at-risk students in their education through a continuum of creative programs, starting with painting their struggling schools. Publicolor was able to raise $7,600 to assist in their programs locally.
The event is sponsored by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), New York Metro Chapter, The Decorators Club (DC), Designers Lighting Forum of NY (DLFNY). Executives Working in Home Textiles (EWHT), Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) NYC Section (IESNY), International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) New York Chapter and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Manhattan Chapter.
BLANCO receives a prestigious IDGA for its SOLON Compost System. The award is presented by New York House magazine at GreenBuildingsNY (held in June at the Jacob Javits Convention Center) and honors the greenest materials and most sustainable innovations in every category, from soft goods to lighting, appliances and building materials.
According to Nancy Meyer, Editor for New York House, “BLANCO’s SOLON Composter was selected by a panel of independent judges as outstanding among all the many entries in the “other products” category. They really felt that composting is crucial and that this product makes it easy for consumers.” The panel of five experts from architecture and design vetted the international field of entries and debated the environmental impact and issues surrounding each product. The panel agreed that composting is an important practice that needs to be brought to consumers’ attention, and that BLANCO’s SOLON is not only functional and convienient – it actually encourages composting.
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.
“We are honored to receive an Innovative Green Design Award for SOLON,” says Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. “The SOLON Compost System is an eco-friendly way to bring the beauty of BLANCO from the kitchen to the garden and we are thrilled to be recognized for this.”