PURI Water Tap Now with a Red Dot
One of the recipients of this year’s most prestigious European product design prize, the Red Dot Design Award, is the Czech bathroom brand RAVAK. The Red Dot has been awarded to the Puri collection of water taps designed by Kryštof Nosál, which had already received a prize from the international jury of the iF Design Award earlier this year.
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Prize for new PURI taps
The new PURI water tap collection presented at Designblok in the autumn won its first international award – the iF Design Award.
The iF Design Award has been the European leader in design competitions for 67 years, while also being the oldest independent competition in the industry. This year, the iF was evaluated by a panel of 70 experts from more than 20 countries in the Product, Packaging, Communication, Services, Architecture and Interior Design categories according to the criteria of the innovativeness and sophistication of the product and its uniqueness and design.
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Solo Bath - a new product that has conquered the world
The RAVAK Solo acrylic free standing bath has become the best prize-winning Czech bath in the first few months of its existence. It has recently won the Red Dot and iF Design Award in two of Europe's most prestigious design contests. In Chicago, USA, the Solo bath received the Good Design award at the turn of this year. In the Czech Republic, it attracted an interest at the Designblok show in autumn, won the EDIDA award in the Bathroom category, while the Czech Academy of Design nominated its author for the Czech Grand Design competition.
The SOLO bath has won an Elle Decoration magazine award
The freestanding bath designed by the designer Kryštof Nosál has won the award in the Bathroom category in the 9th year of this international competition's national round. Editors of the Czech edition of this prestigious design magazine annually select the best designers and manufacturers who have launched the best products into the Czech market. For 2019, they selected winners in nine categories. RAVAK has scored for the third time in the competition – in addition to the newest Solo bath, the 10° and the Forma concepts, also designed by Kryštof Nosál, received their awards as well.
Black Dots for RAVAK for exceptional design
After collecting Red Dots, we have switched also to Black ones. In Chicago, at the beginning of 2019, we were awarded the Good Design Award for two products at the same time - the popular Moon washbasins and the new Solo solitaire bathtub, first introduced last year at Designblok in Prague.
The Good Design Award, in the form of a black dot, co-founded in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, has been awarded by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design for 68 years now and represents the highest importance in the field of design. This year, the competition has seen a record number of applications, which have come together from 47 countries around the world.
Washbasins Moon got Red Dot
One of the most recognized Czech bathroom products, our Moon washbasins have already received the international iF Design Award and were even nominated for the Czech Grand Design award as a rare representative of products available on a mass scale.
The origins of the most prestigious designer competition date back Essen, Germany in 1955. The enrolled products are evaluated by an expert panel of independent designers, educators and professional journalists who were tasked with evaluating 6,300 products based on criteria such as innovativeness, ergonomics, practicality, service life, environmental responsibility, as well as the symbolic and emotional aspects of individual products. Applications for the most recent competition came from 59 countries from all over the globe.
Design of MOON Washbasins Scores in Europe
MOON washbasins by RAVAK have newly received the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018. This is the second time that the set of five table-top washbasins designed by Kryštof Nosál has received high praise from panels of professional design judges. In 2016, the author was nominated by the Czech Academy of Design for designer of the year.
iF Design Award has been one of the leaders in professional design competitions for 65 years now. This year, iF received a record-breaking 6,400 applications from 54 world countries. RAVAK and other brands of products were voted on this year by an international panel of 63 experts based on criteria of innovation, sophistication, uniqueness and execution.
Author of RAVAK Products Nominated for Designer of the Year 2016
Despite stiff competition, Kryštof Nosál, the creator of a large portion of RAVAK products, has managed to fight his way into the Designer of the Year 2016 category of the Czech Grand Design contest with his set of Moon washbasins. There, he shall compete against the best known names in Czech design and is one of the few to present a widely accessible mass product.
"The competition is extremely tough in this year's 11th annual contest, particularly in the Designer of the Year category, as evidenced by the total number of 16 nominated designers. Many studios that were seen as newcomers until very recently are now making their way among the Czech elite of design. Aside from new products, as in new creations from the year 2016, that can serve to nominate designers for the category, large retrospective exhibitions were held last year, such as the exhibition of Maxim Velčovský, Rony Plesl, as well as Olgoj Chorchoj at the end of the year. All this clearly shows that Czech design has had a strong year," says Jana Zielinski, member of the Preparatory Committee of the Czech Grand Design Awards.
For 2016, membership in the Design Academy of the Czech Republic was accepted by 55 prominent personalities from among Czech and foreign curators, gallerists, editors-in-chief, journalists and design theoreticians. The three-round voting for the best projects took place in 10 categories: Designer of the Year, Fashion Designer of the Year, Jewellery Designer of the Year, Graphic Designer of the Year, Photographer of the Year, Shop of the Year, Producer of the Year, Surprise of the Year, Hall of Fame and newly also Illustrator of the Year. The absolute winner is then the Grand Designer of the Year, chosen across all the categories.
The winning projects shall be presented in the Best of Czech Grand Design trade expo from 30th March to 2nd April 2017. The selection of best works in the design categories shall decorate the halls of the Pellé Villa. The pieces shall also be complemented by an accompanying programme for the attendees and a pop-up show of the best Czech design.
Czech bathroom design once again appraised by international experts
Products manufactured under the RAVAK brand, designed by Kryštof Nosál, have achieved great success in the international design field. In one of the most respected international competitions, the iF DESIGN AWARD, the 10° bathroom concept bested 388 other products in the Bathrooms category. RAVAK thus became the only Czech company to receive an award in this category.
The iF Design and Red Dot Design awards are the world's most prestigious professional design competitions. There were a record number of 5300 entries from more than 50 countries at this year's iF. The international panel of fifty-eight experts also voted for RAVAK products.
Prestigious international award for Czech bathroom
The 2015 Red Dot Design Award, Bathroom category, was awarded to just one winner in the Czech Republic: The RAVAK brand 10° concept. The panel comprised thirty-eight professionals from all around the world. "For us, Red Dot is a confirmation of our successful long-term strategy of innovations and top-quality work not only in the luxury goods sector, but also in the affordable mass market. We do our best show customers the way through a market which is saturated with nameless products of varying quality, and this respected global award assures us that this is the correct path to take," says the co-owner of RAVAK, Patrik Kreysa.
Elle Decoration magazine – Expert panel award
Copyright by designer Kryštof Nosál, based on the principle of turning or tilting individual elements by 10°, also scored at international competition EDIDA (Elle Decoration International Design Award) and won the Czech national round in the Bathroom category. A panel composed of editorial board members of the individual national publications of Elle Decoration magazine picked the concept and nominated it for the international finals that took place during Design Week in Milan.
Trade fair prize
The 10° concept was exhibited at two trade fairs in 2015: ISH in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Arena Design in Poznan, Poland, where it won the Top Design Award 2015 in the Bathroom and Wellness category.