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 made under RAVAK brand, designed by Kryštof Nosál, have succeeded in the international design field. In one of the most respected international competitions iF DESIGN AWARD Bathroom concept 10° has bested other 388 products in Bathrooms category. RAVAK has thus become the only Czech company that received award in this category.
iF Design Award together with Red Dot Award represent the top in the world of professional design competitions. Record number of 5,300 applications from more than 50 countries of the world was received at this year's iF. Fifty-eight members of international panel of experts voted also for RAVAK products.
For more see press release.
Prestigious international award for Czech bathroom
Red Dot award in 2015, category Bathrooms, was sent to the Czech Republic only to one winner: RAVAK brand for concept 10°. 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 on the luxury goods, but also mass products affordable for everybody. We do our best to give the customers some orientation in the market over-saturated with no-name products of varying quality, and the respected global award tells us the chosen path is the right one," says co-owner of RAVAK company Patrik Kreysa.
For more see press release.
Elle Decoration magazine expert panel award
Copyright feat by the designer Kryštof Nosál, based on the principle of turning or tilting individual elements by 10°, scored also at the international competition EDIDA (Elle Decoration International Design Award), and became the winner of Czech national round, category Bathroom. Panel consisting of the members of editorial boards of 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.
For more see press release.
Trade fair prize
Concept 10° was exhibited at two trade fairs in 2015: ISH in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Arena Design in Poznan, Poland. And here it won the Top Design Award 2015 in Bathroom and Wellness category.