Duravit

Red Dot Award for Duravit C.1 tap series and Luv bathroom range

 

Both the Duravit C.1 tap series and Luv, the complete bathroom range have received the 2018 “Red Dot” award for outstanding design.

The C.1 design range by Kurt Merki Jr. perfectly reflects Duravit’s design language. The ergonomic handle with a recess underneath is comfortable to hold and permits precise operation.

The unusual design of Luv by Danish designer Cecilie Manz combines Nordic purism and timeless, emotional elegance. Gentle forms follow a stringent geometry. The selection of materials and colours is testament to her sense for touch and nuances.

The Red Dot award for “Product Design”, which can trace its origins back to 1955, seeks out each year’s best products. In 2018 designers and manufacturers from 59 nations entered more than 6,300 objects in the competition. True to the motto “in search of good design and innovation”, a jury – around 40 strong – evaluated the products individually as originals. The expert committee only awards the internationally renowned quality seal to products with an impressively high design quality and that satisfy stringent evaluation criteria.

KALDEWEI

Kaldewei and the WWF: jointly protecting our oceans:

Kaldewei Supports The WWF

 

 

 

 

 

Project to reduce plastic waste through sustainable waste management

It is forecasted that in 2050 the oceans will contain as much plastic waste as fish. The first indications are already visible today: animals are perishing after ingesting plastic; microplastic is being found in many species of fish. On this basis, Kaldewei have joined forces with the WWF working on their marine conservation programme in Southeast Asia. The core aim of the project is to improve waste management in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

 

KALDEWEI, St Ives, April 2018. – It is forecasted that in 2050 the oceans will contain as much plastic waste as fish. The first indications are already visible today: animals are perishing after ingesting plastic; microplastic is being found in many species of fish. On this basis, Kaldewei have joined forces with WWF working with their marine conservation programme in Southeast Asia. The core aim of the project is to improve waste management in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

“Sustainability is enshrined in the Kaldewei corporate philosophy. We are happy to support the WWF’s important work to prevent plastic waste in the oceans, and we are confident that with our commitment we will be making a valuable contribution to marine conservation and the preservation of natural living environments,” says Managing Director Franz Kaldewei. Studies show that organised waste management is not practised in Southeast Asia and uncontrolled dumping of residual waste is a common occurrence. Owing to regular flooding in river basins, large quantities of this waste is swept into our oceans.

Keeping plastic out of our oceans
Working together, Kaldewei and the WWF wish to combat not only the impacts but also the causes of environmental pollution. The aim of the model project in the Mekong Delta is to quickly reduce the volume of waste by up to 80 per cent by means of separation and recycling, to shut down dumps over the long term and to clear disposal sites. It is hoped that these measures will prevent large quantities of plastic from entering the ocean via the rivers and canals on the Mekong Delta every year, as is currently the case.
In manufacturing its shower surfaces, bathtubs and washbasins made of steel enamel – a composite of steel and glass – Kaldewei has always used natural raw materials that are 100% recyclable. “For us, this partnership with the WWF is a logical step in our constant endeavours for a clean environment,” Franz Kaldewei adds.