10 iF design award winners shine light to wellness oases at home
from hundreds of exciting proposals, iF design award 2021 recognizes some of the most relaxing, functional and sophisticated looking bathroom and wellness designs that pair privacy into ultimate comfort. from EFFE’s fully tailored, forest-like sauna to AXOR‘s monolithic rain shower features, the 10 winners – including two gold awards – remind designers and customers the endless possibilities and combinations that these wellness features entail.
to inspire numerous wellness designs at home, designboom picks 10 iF design award 2021 winning projects that make privacy ultimately relaxing.
name: yoku sh brand: effegibi s.r.l. designers: zup design award: iF gold award
to relive the ancient practices of wellbeing, yoku SH brings together a sauna, a turkish bath, and a shower in a spa. the italian minimalist design is one of the two gold winners, featuring a warm and welcoming space creating the optimal experience whether in the middle of a forest or in a private suite. in natural wood, a recessed glass wall and smoked bronze, a cozy feeling is at anyone’s feet.
name: AXOR one shower brand: hansgrohe SE designers: barber & osgerby
merging purity with sophistication, german ‘AXOR one showers’ offers a wide range of products. including overhead showers, the clean appearance of the design follows the brand’s characteristic monolithic graphic language. to still fit the requirements of the client though, the entire range can be personalized in matt black or an exclusive AXOR finishplus surface.
name: suspension floor drain brand: jomoo kitchen & bath co., ltd. designers: pingli dong, liming su, ruo pan, hua feng, xuegang xie, ruihong wang, menglan chen, ruxue han, yifan lin, yuanhong zheng award: iF gold award
‘suspension floor drain’ marks the second gold winner in the list. the chinese floating drain accelerates water drainage as the amount of water used is being measured and monitored. to elaborate, the repulsion between equal magnetic poles reacts with the floating ball, lifting the drain’s cover up; once the water has drained completely, the cover descends again. as a result, the product’s automatic lifting mechanism levitation facilitates cleaning and maintenance.
name: geberit ONE washbasins and furniturebrand: geberit international AG designers: christoph behling design ltd.
clean and practical best describe swiss design ‘geberit ONE’. the collection’s expanded portfolio allows users to try various combinations, optimizing flexibility as well as saving space. to make the choosing process easier, geberit offers customers a web-based washbasin area configurator, turning planning into a fun game where vision turns into reality.
name: veil wall mount heater brand: kohler company
combining a matte soft white heater with glossy metal accessories, ‘veil wall mount heater’ is definitely a multi-layered product. fitted with an intuitive control panel and an optional concealed cord design, the american heater becomes tidier and easier to maintain. simultaneously, the patented foldable bars at the top turn into shelves, giving space to towel bars, hooks, fragrance diffusers and more.
name: tubble brand: tubble B.V.
for those bathtub lovers out there, tubble is the way to go- literally. the dutch portable tub can be carried anywhere, at any time, offering all the functionalities of a conventional bathtub. set up in less than a minute and filled directly from any water source, the product is suitable for both indoors and outdoors giving any user the most flexible experience. moreover, with its integrated headrest and cupholder, as well as the high quality PVC, durability and safety are promised.
name: icon 3D brand: grohe AG
the treat for the eyes 3D metal-printed faucet reflects challenging ways of thinking in product design. ‘icon 3D’ by german brand grohe is the result of cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship blended together. while demonstrating the impact of 3D printing in the field, grohe applies signature elements reinterpreting the existing ‘allure brilliant’ and ‘atrio’ collections.
name: dylan barrier-free bathroom brand: bravat (china) gmbh designers: weicong luo, wenkang gao, wanfeng wu
adapted to service people with limited mobility, chinese product ‘dylan barrier-free bathroom’ comprises 7,8sqm of an open, safe and comfortable space. to plan the project, research on the physical and psychological characteristics of the injured, disabled and the elderly was carried through. as a result, a toilet, wash and shower area are designed taking into consideration both emotional and practical aspects.
name: underscore wall mount heater brand: kohler company
who doesn’t enjoy the perks of being wrapped in a warm towel after a shower? american design ‘underscore wall mount heater’ keeps bathroom goods soft, tidy and most certainly dry. the series of electronic towel warmers enhances storage, especially for those in a modern and compact living style. more specifically, the product’s modular construction allows customers to create personalized sizes for a variety of scenarios, all complemented with the add-on accessories that come with it.
name: solid brand: scarabeo ceramiche srl
with a high degree of customization, versatility is optimized with bathroom furniture ‘solid’. the italian design pleases all sorts of tastes and aesthetics as the multiple elements of the product can be arranged in numerous ways creating various solutions. available in matte black, gray and dove-gray finished, the metal structure is complemented with the addition of a wooden shelf. the combination allows the accommodation of over 100 models of countertop washbasins, also provided in eight different colors.