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BLANCO wins a Silver 2012 Event Technology Award (ETA) in the Best Use of Technology To Build Event Attendance category. BLANCO along with Modenus, held a packed Champagne and Cupcakes Tweet-A-Thon event during the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) to raise money for Water For People, a charitable organization that ensures sustainable safe and clean drinking water for people around the world. Hundreds of tweets from designers, editors, writers and invited guests, reached almost a million people during the event, which lasted for a few hours. BLANCO leveraged the event to launch their CERANA™ Fireclay Apron Front Sink, CRYSTALLINE™ Hideaway Sink and a new collection of water saving faucets during the show.
The ETA’s goal is to choose the best use of event technology which heightens brand experiences, develops strong outreach and communication while creating an open dialogue between product brand promotion and target audiences during trade shows or events.
“This is exciting for BLANCO and for all of our Twitter followers,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “BLANCO has fully embraced social media in all aspects and it is indeed an honor to be recognized for our efforts with this prestigious award while giving us a chance to help raise much needed funds for Water For People.”
To learn more, follow BLANCO @blancoamerica on Twitter.
Engineered for smaller spaces, CRYSTALLINE’s compact, hideaway design offers up clean lines, contemporary details, inventive features and premium quality
BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, is a 2012 Interior Design Best of Year (BOY) Honoree for the beautiful BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink. CRYSTALLINE also won an iF award for its innovative hideaway functionality.
BLANCO has been recognized by the design community with five Interior Design BOY awards in the last four years for MicroEdge, SOLON, RONIS, CULINA and now CRYSTALLINE. (Three of the five were BOY Winners.) BLANCO is the only company to have been a four-time finalist in the “Kitchen Fixtures” category at the BOY AWARDS. BLANCO also holds the record for BOY Winners in the same category.
“The CRYSTALLINE’s breakthough design has made a huge impression in the industry,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “We are humbled by winning so many awards by such highly regarded peers – a truly remarkable feat.”
CRYSTALLINE’s integrated opaque safety glass functions as a cutting board, visually hiding the sink while creating valuable counterspace in tight kitchen spaces. Crafted with BLANCO’s MicroEdge™ technology, the sink drops into the countertop with a virtual flush edge, creating a seamless look that is easy to maintain.
Interior designers and architects selected Best of Year Product Design finalists via an online vote from 660 submissions. A jury of leading architects and designers determined winners. Over 86,000 votes were tallied in this year’s competition.
Engineered for smaller spaces, CRYSTALLINE’s compact, hideaway design offers up clean lines, contemporary details, innovative features and premium quality.
BLANCO debuts the iF award-winning BLANCO CRYSTALLINE compact sink. The integrated opaque safety glass functions as a cutting board, visually hiding the sink while creating valuable counterspace in tight kitchen spaces. Crafted with BLANCO’s MicroEdge™ technology, the sink drops into the countertop with a virtual flush edge, creating a seamless look that is easy to maintain.
“The BLANCO CRYSTALLINE single bowl sink is truly multifaceted with its integrated safety glass cover,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “A beautiful BLANCO sink design is a given, but we always push the envelope to include functional details that respond to today’s kitchen trends. Small metropolitan kitchens have always lacked in space. With CRYSTALLINE, there’s no reason why the space-deficient kitchen should suffer in either design or function.”
The BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink is available in black or white, comes with a limited lifetime warranty and retails for $2,495. The sink depth measures 7 1/8” and is 17.5” wide x 20 ½” long. Made from 304 series, 18 gauge stainless steel and 18/10 chrome-nickel content, the unique satin polished sink withstands the everyday corrosion action of foods and is easy to clean.
Other features include:
- Pop-up European strainer button drains the sink without putting a hand in dishwater.
- The safety glass cover functions as a cutting board for more workspace – or to hide dirty dishes.
- A small upper tray is perfect for storing sponges.
BLANCO + Modenus recently held a Tweet Up event at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City to promote water conservation – in particular to raise money through tweets for Water for People. Water for People is a charitable organization that ensures sustainable clean/safe drinking water for all people. Hundreds of tweets raised funds and reached almost one million people during the Champagne and Cupcakes themed event. Modenus also drew names to select one blogger to attend their popular BlogTour in London this fall. BLANCO celebrated the launch of three new collections including the CERANA™ Fireclay Apron Front Sink, CRYSTALLINE™ Hideaway Sink and a new collection of water saving faucets. Watch the video to catch all the action at http://youtu.be/1e9B6-RWI0c
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BLANCO wins the 2012 KBCULTURE Award in the sink category for its stunning CRYSTALLINE sink citing innovation and artistic design. In addition, an honorable mention was given to the BLANCO CERANA apron front reversible fireclay sink. KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. With an international following from consumers, homeowners and editors, the site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author of The New City Home and The Smart Approach to the Organized Home. Judging along with Clagett was Alice Liao, executive editor and writer of K+BB Magazine.
The winning CRYSTALLINE offers a sliding glass cutting board, which neatly conceals the stainless steel basin and also converts them into a handy workspace for meal preparation. The sink comes in black and white and is perfect for the compact kitchen.
“CRYSTALLINE’s use of glass gives the sink a very distinctive, contemporary look,” states Leslie Clagett, founder and judge of the annual KBCULTURE Awards. “It would be great if the CRYSTALLINE countertop drain-control mechanism takes hold in the US market.”
“A reversible sink-such an imaginative concept. The green potential raised by the two-in-one design is though-provoking,” adds Clagett.
Past winner includes The BLANCO CULINA faucet, which won the 2011 KBCulture Award in the faucet category.
Stop by ICFF in New York City May 19-22 to see all of BLANCO’s latest innovations and award-winning products.