What is the German Design Award
The German Design Award is a design award of international authority administrated by the German Design Council.
Awarded and Nominee products of Sanwa Company
Angolo Flat is a stainless-steel wash-hand basin designed for bathrooms with tight space constraints, e.g. for shops and bachelor apartments. Its minimal size realized by a stainless-steel top panel with a round sink allows for effective use of space even in a narrow wash-hand space. The top panel made of a 3mm-thick stainless-steel plate gives the sink both durability and a pleasant appearance.
Exactly as its name Borde (“border” in Italian) suggests, this wash-hand sink unit is designed to accentuate the beauty of contrast among planes and lines (straight and curved) that form the entire unit. The unit is made of pure-white cultured marble to accentuate its aesthetic features and shadowing effects of edges and planes. The grating cover, made of the same material, also adds a sense of unity. With a simple and concise form, the unit is also convenient to use due to the counter space beside the sink.
Fine is a minimal-style washstand unit designed with simple but stylish bare frames. Fine frame structures assembled with the sink and mirror convey a simple, neat and spacious feel. Screws are concealed from the user’s view to enhance the unit's neatness and simplicity. As the unit is assembled on site, i.e. a knockdown system, the packing size is also reduced, which can simplify the carry-in and transportation processes and reduce the amount of temporary storage space. The edges of the sink curve smoothly, thus obscuring boundaries between the sink and the top panel. The sink is 120 mm deep to facilitate usability.
Lepto Counter is the slimmest wash-hand basin that can be installed in a dead space in a bathroom. This unit can make a bathroom concise and functional. Its seamless molded unit made of cultured marble is convenient for daily maintenance. Also, the counter can be cut on site to fit into a desired space. The storage cabinet is also slim and can store toilet paper, etc.
Tubo is a series of colored bath accessories. TUBO accessories consist of round bars only and no screws are visible for minimal and concise appearance with few decorative elements. TUBO also offers matte color variations that may blend in with bath spaces of any taste. The Made-in-Japan TUBO series realizes an optimal balance of design, functionality and manufacturability, and represents the best in Japanese technical skills.
This product is a washing bowl that is molded through “squeezing,” a technique for metal machining that is used, e.g., to mold the tip of a shinkansen (bullet train). Squeezing is an original manufacturing method involves pressing a spatula-like bar against a rotating metal plate, and molding the plate by applying a squeezing force to it. The hemispheric bowl manufactured through spinning has a nearly perfect circular form. The highly simple form, as well as wave-like circular patterns proper to squeezing, has a beauty of universal appeal.