The Numi integrated toilet by Kohler has received accolades from two global design awards Good Design and iF.
“We are truly honoured to receive this recognition from two of the most respected global design organisations,” said Mohamed Nada, regional marketing manager, Kohler.
“Numi convinced the judges and consumers across the Middle East and the globe not only with its advanced technology and amazing user experience, but with its beautiful, minimalist design.”
Of the 3,162 applications entered in the 2011 Good Design Award, the Numi toilet was selected as 1 of 62 house fixtures product recipients of the prestigious award.
Organised by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), the Good Design Award is a programme for the evaluation and encouragement of design. JDP receives approximately 3,000 submissions from more than 1,000 companies and designers from inside/outside of Japan every year.
These designs are screened by about 60 design experts, who select and recommend those designs worthy of the Good Design Awards.
For 58 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognised label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design.
Out of 2,923 entries, Numi was selected as the recipient of the renowned iF Awards 2012 for product design, under the bathroom/Wellness category.
The jury considered criteria such as design quality, finish, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, ergonomics, visualiSation of intended use, safety, brand value and branding and aspects of universal design.
Numi was regionally launched at INDEX 2011 in Dubai and is available through the Kohler distributor network.