GROHE Garners Fifth “red dot: Best of the Best” Award
Coveted design award goes to innovative kitchen faucet Minta Touch
NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 – The 2014 edition of the “red dot award:
Product design 2014” once again saw GROHE prove its prowess as a
leading manufacturer of premium kitchen, bath and shower fixtures.
Apart from picking up awards for its Thermostat Grohtherm 2000, its
GROHE Rainshower® Flower Collection* and its Eurodisc Joy* line of
faucets, GROHE also won the "red dot: Best of the Best" award for
its Minta™ Touch kitchen faucet. This marked the fifth time in
seven years that GROHE was able to secure what is arguably the
design community's most coveted accolade.
The Minta Touch’s elegant silhouette has already made this kitchen
faucet a design classic that continues to win favor among
discerning consumers worldwide. Now incorporating the innovative
EasyTouch technology, GROHE Minta Touch is a hybrid faucet,
offering two modes of operation. In addition to conventional lever
operation, the flow of water can also be triggered by skin contact
with any part of the spout.
This means whenever fingers are dirty from preparing food, a simple
touch with the back of the hand or the lower arm will start the
flow of cool and cleansing water. This unique touch sensor
technology has reinvented the kitchen faucet and repositioned it as
a modern product for 21st-century lifestyles. The Minta Touch comes
in three designs, L-spout, C-spout and C-spout with GrohTherm®
Micro thermostatic scalding technology, and two finishes, GROHE
Starlight® Chrome and SuperSteel Infinity Finish™.
Paul Flowers, Senior Vice President of Design at Grohe AG, said:
“When we set out to create GROHE Minta Touch, we started by
exploring the boundaries of modern technology in cooperation with
our colleagues in R&D. This is why we take pride not only in
the faucet’s technical and visual features but also in the
cooperative spirit that made it possible in the first place.
Winning the ‘red dot: Best of the Best’ is clearly the result of a
team effort and we appreciate this award as a very special
Minta Touch faced some tough competition in this year’s “red dot
award: Product Design”. A panel of 40 judges scrutinized and tested
a total of 4,815 entries submitted by 1,816 manufacturers,
designers and architects from 53 countries. The awards were
presented at the red dot gala event held in the Aalto Theater in
Essen, Germany, on July 7.
“With the Minta Touch kitchen faucet, users experience magic,”
stated the red dot jury of international design experts.
“Well-implemented technology has resulted in a kitchen faucet of
*Products not available to U.S. market
GROHE faucet and shower products are distributed in more than 180
countries and represent nearly 80 years of excellence in European
design, innovation, engineering and quality.
GROHE America’s headquarters are in the heart of the Flatiron
district and houses the GROHE Live! Center, an interactive showroom
created for inspiration and collaboration.
The GROHE Group is the world’s leading provider of sanitary
fittings, comprises Grohe AG, Hemer; Joyou AG, Hamburg and other
subsidiaries in foreign markets. With its global GROHE brand, the
GROHE Group relies on its brand values quality, technology, design
and responsibility to deliver “Pure Freude an Wasser”. With the
JOYOU brand, the Group covers the fast growing Chinese
The GROHE Group was purchased by the LIXIL Group and the
Development Bank of Japan in January 2014. The LIXIL Group is the
global leader in the building materials and housing equipment
industry. GROHE and Joyou remain independent within the LIXIL