Hansgrohe AG, manufacturer of bathroom fittings and showerheads, has joined the likes of Apple, Sony, and Siemens in the top 10 companies in the recently announced International Forum Design (iF) ranking.
Since 1953, the iF recognises outstanding achievements in design and this ranking represents the overall results of all iF awards from the last three years.
This year, 10 Hansgrohe AG products won iF design awards, including two Gold Awards – for the PuraVida washbasin mixer and the Focus electronic mixer. Hansgrohe AG is now sixth place in the company ranking, up from 11th last year.
“We are very proud that as a result of having pursued this approach consistently, we have been able to join the ranks of the companies leading the world in terms of design and innovation such as, Apple and Sony,” said Richard Grohe, deputy chairman, Executive Board Hansgrohe AG.
“At the same time, being given this top 10 ranking provides us with an even greater motivation: our products, collections and solutions will continue to feature outstanding quality in terms of form, functionality and user-friendliness.
“We will continue to make the most of our relationships with internationally renowned designers and architects like Philippe Starck, Patricia Urquiola, the Bouroullec brothers and Phoenix Design, as well as relying on our own competence in dealing with water.”
Earlier this month, the Axor Bouroullec collection, part of the Axor design brand, won a German Design Award in Gold which was developed in collaboration with renowned designers Ronan and Erwan Boroullec.