American Standard and DXV Earn Prestigious Awards for Consumer-Centric Design Innovations
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 13, 2019) - American Standard and DXV brands, both part of LIXIL Americas, maker of pioneering water and housing products, have been recognized with two highly-respected design honors.
The Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet from American Standard has won a 2019 iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most important design awards in the world and a globally recognized trademark when it comes to excellence in design. At the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the latest 3D printed faucet from DXV received the top prize, “Best of Show” in the Best of KBIS awards.
“We are proud to receive these significant industry acknowledgments for the design and performance of our groundbreaking products,” said Katty Pien, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Americas. “Design has always been ingrained in our DNA, and these award wins serve as a testament to our teams of fearless designers who have a deep passion for leading meaningful innovation to deliver an amazing consumer experience.”
Beale MeasureFill Touch Designed to Streamline Cooking and Baking Tasks
A winner in the 2019 iF DESIGN AWARD Kitchen category, the Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet delivers an adjustable set volume of water on demand, ranging from a half cup up to five cups. Whether a busy home cook needs a quick, one cup measure of water for morning oatmeal or wants to fill a cooking pot to boil pasta, the Beale MeasureFill Touch faucet delivers the precise measurement faster than using conventional measuring cups. Also, the easy touch on/off feature is ideal for full or dirty hands – so a touch of the wrist or back of the hand is all it takes to operate this faucet.
“Our designers are constantly interacting with consumers to ensure their perspective is a core aspect of the product development process. The Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet is a perfect example of a design based on what consumers told us they truly want,” added Pien.
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. More than 6,400 entries were submitted from 50 countries in hopes of receiving this prestigious seal of quality.
The Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet from American Standard has also been recognized with a 2018 GOOD DESIGN Award, a 2018 Red Dot Award, and a 2018 Record Products Award from Architectural Record magazine.
The 3D Printed Faucet Designed for Fearless Self Expression
The winner of the coveted Best of KBIS “Best of Show” Award, the newest 3D printed faucet from DXV —the first manufacturer to deliver 3D printed faucets to the market— represents the next evolution of additive manufacturing. This new faucet gives designers and consumers the ability for daring and brilliant self-expression by generating shapes in the water flow that cannot be produced in the typical manufacturing process.
The faucet and its associated lavatory are designed to surprise and delight the consumer with a unique water experience. The faucet senses the user’s presence and automatically turns on as the hands approach. The flow of water is delivered in the dramatic shape of a vortex, creating a mesmerizing effect.
“Our incredible designers are catalysts for creating the DXV brand portfolio of truly unique offerings for the consumer who wants to passionately push the boundaries of self-expression in design,” added Pien.
The Best of KBIS Awards is a respected annual program that recognizes the most innovative new products introduced at KBIS each year. In 2016, DXV previously won a Gold Award in this competition for the Vibrato faucet, part of the brand’s first collection to explore the possibilities of 3D printing.
To learn more, visit americanstandard.com or dxv.com.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Nora DePalma, Dialogue
For LIXIL Americas - American Standard, DXV, GROHE
ABOUT AMERICAN STANDARD
American Standard makes life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work and in our communities. For more than 140 years, the brand has innovated and created products that improve daily living in and around the bathroom and kitchen for residential and commercial customers. It has been recognized with 83 product innovation and design awards in the past five years. American Standard is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at americanstandard.com, or follow us at facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing, twitter.com/AmStandard, youtube.com/AmericanStandard01, Pinterest.com/amstandard, Instagram.com/american_standard.
DXV is a portfolio of luxury bath and kitchen products that reimagines the most influential design movements during the past 150 years: Classic (1890-1920), Golden Era (1920-1950), Modern (1950-1990), and Contemporary (1990-Present). The brand has been recognized with 23 product innovation and design awards in the past four years. DXV is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at www.dxv.com, or follow us at facebook.com/dxv, twitter.com/DXV, youtube.com/DXVLuxury, pinterest.com/dxv, instagram.com/dxvluxury.
LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including LIXIL, GROHE, American Standard, INAX, and TOSTEM, as well as specialty brands such as DXV. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in 150 proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.
LIXIL of the LIXIL Group Corporation (TSE Code: 5938), the listed holding company for LIXIL’s portfolio of businesses.
Learn more at www.lixil.com, facebook.com/lixilgroup and www.linkedin.com/company/lixil-group.
ABOUT THE iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.
Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 – 21, 2019. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events though one pass provides access to both shows.
KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about KBIS can be found at www.kbis.com.
Beale®, DXV®, MeasureFill® and Vibrato® are registered trademarks of AS America, Inc.