In 2015, Octagon received the prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Award and was a finalist at the Boutique Design trade fair in New York, in the "Best Product Design" category for the bathroom sector. This innovative design has once again convinced design experts in 2016: Octagon has been selected to receive the iF DESIGN AWARD, one of the most important design prizes in the world. The inside of the unusual basin resembles a polished octagonal crystal. Its highly precise edges, angles and facets were made possible by TitanCeram, the new material developed by Villeroy & Boch. But the basin is not the only extraordinary feature. Its positioning on a pedestal finished with leather or a real wood or stone veneer make the free-standing washbasin a real design highlight in the bathroom.
Its simplicity is one of the charms of the Just Silence outdoor hot tub, an award-winner since February 2015. A jury of 50 design experts selected the hot tub for the iF Design Award. As well as its minimalist colour scheme and different lying positions, the 2.13m by 2.24m pool also impressed with its innovative seating concept. Just Silence allows up to five people to sit across from each other in a staggered formation without sacrificing legroom!
The Artesano Original service was selected from several thousand products by leading manufacturers in Chicago for the GOOD DESIGN Award 2013, in the "Tabletop" category. Villeroy & Boch's Artesano Original is a simple, crafted and almost archaic design that presents an authentic and yet extremely modern interpretation of Villeroy & Boch's country roots. The characteristic design feature is a striking, completely flat rim.
In 2004, Villeroy & Boch was selected for the world's first innovation award – the "Innovationspreis der deutschen Wirtschaft" [German Economy Innovation Award] – for the design and production technology of the NewWave cup. What makes NewWave so special, in addition to its unconventional design, is its novel and impressive production technology. For the first time, the hollow casting method invented by Villeroy & Boch especially for crockery made it possible to create the asymmetric shape of the NewWave design.
A double honour for the Omnia Architectura toilet with DirectFlush technology: it was selected by an expert jury for the universal design award 2014 and as the universal design consumer favourite 2014 by a panel of consumers. With its innovative DirectFlush toilet technology, Villeroy & Boch is setting new standards in hygiene. The rimless design allows quick and easy cleaning. This makes DirectFlush ideal for meeting today’s high hygiene standards in hospitals and public buildings that receive high numbers of visitors, as well as in private households.
Pasta Passion has won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. 41 jury members discussed a record 5,214 products submitted from 57 countries. In December 2015, the generous Pasta Passion serving bowl was selected for the Design Plus competition for Ambiente 2016 and won the Design Plus Ambiente 2016 award.
In addition, in February 2016, Pasta Passion received the "KitchenInnovation of the Year®" consumer prize at Ambiente 2016 as well as the "Golden Award - Best of the Best" for outstanding innovation, functionality and design.
The BBQ Passion series of stylish barbecue products can also boast some design awards. In 2015, BBQ Passion was selected for the Red Dot Award: Product Design, entitling it to display the coveted red dot. At Ambiente 2016, the series also received the "KitchenInnovation of the Year®" award.
The Artesano Original collection
The Metric Art ceramic kitchen sink won the Interior Innovation Award 2011. The sink's design revolves around clear lines, a simple shape and reduced radii. The key feature of the design is its striking border which emphasises the basin area.
The ViClean-U shower-toilet was one of the prize-winners at the iF product design awards 2014. The innovative toilet offers gentle intimate cleaning thanks to a wide range of customisable functions. The water temperature and pressure can be regulated and the position of the nozzle adjusted. A warm flow of air with different temperature settings provides pleasant drying.