Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition

In Spring 2014, Hansgrohe USA launched its first-ever Hansgrohe + Axor Das Design Competition, which attracted outstanding entries from around the country. The award pool comprises four Winners, three Honorable Mentions and a Special Mention as determined by a jury of media and representatives from the A&D community and Hansgrohe USA.

Open to architects and designers across the U.S., the Das Design competition celebrates excellence in design, sustainability and installation of Hansgrohe and Axor products in real-world projects. It demonstrates the range and versatility within the two brands, from contemporary classics to the more cutting-edge, through intelligent and inspiring interiors, and in the process, honors the work of the brands’ industry partners and its impact on two of the most important spaces in a project—the kitchen and the bath.

The winning architect or designer of each category will receive a round trip to Germany—home of Hansgrohe and Axor—and be part of a VIP delegation attending ISH, the world’s largest tradeshow for the combination of water and energy in building solutions, in Frankfurt in March 2015. They will also take part in local cultural activities in the region.

Hansgrohe USA is extremely proud of the participation and caliber of design in its first design competition. Take a look at the exemplary work of the 2014 Das Design Winners, Honorable Mentions!

Hospitality Winner 2014

  • Set inside a luxury New York property with stunning views, the opulent master bathroom of this five-star suite presents a study in indulgence and elegance, creating the full spa experience with both Hansgrohe and Axor products.

Residential Winners 2014

  • The full renovation of a raw space apartment in Midtown Manhattan incorporates traditional wood-crafting techniques, reclaimed woods, natural semiprecious stones and fully integrated technologies.

  • The complete remodel of a 1960s Charles Dubois designed mid-century modern home in Palm Springs, California included an infrastructural upgrade and a clean and minimalist interior design.

  • Various product lines from Hansgrohe and Axor were easily blended in the design of this five-bedroom home and guesthouse, which features a modern, pared-down sense of order for a household with an active daily routine.

Honorable Mentions 2014

  • This 40,000-square-foot condominium building in the Bowery in New York reflects the industrial character of the neighborhood with a contemporary warehouse, open-loft style design.

  • The opulent interior design of a residential unit in Miami, Florida, mixes rich textures, materials and lighting features with playful and dramatic elegance.

  • An outdated 5’ x 10’ hall bathroom was transformed into a contemporary Zen oasis to be used primarily by the client, Deborah’s daughter. The rest of the Deborah’s home is designed in the Arts and Crafts style fused with an Asian contemporary twist.

Special Mention 2014