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Methven Tahi Twin-Lever tapware wins red dot award

19th April 2011 Print
Methven Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware

The new Tahi Twin-Lever tapware range from Methven appealed to the judges in the 2011 red dot design competition, one of the most renowned international product competitions, and has now been awarded the ‘red dot’ seal of quality for design by a panel of highly respected experts.

Tahi Twin-Lever tapware will be put on public display during a four-week special exhibition in the red dot design museum after the design award celebrations on 4 July 2011.

Tahi Twin-Lever tapware range – comprising a basin mixer and a wall mounted basin mixer – with its signature individual lever control of hot and cold water, can reduce the unnecessary use of hot water with resulting energy efficiency. By amalgamating two levers into one platform, Tahi Twin-Lever tapware effectively combines economies that can be achieved with individual flow control (traditionally provided by two taps) with the convenience and contemporary styling of single-lever mechanisms.

Tahi Twin-Lever tapware is ideal for the energy conscious with a desire for visual simplicity. These stunning twin-lever models with their ergonomic design are perfect for bathroom environments where strong architectural designs are required.

“As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted. Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market. This potential is increased several times over by the targeted use of our renowned design award,” says Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot design award.

This year, designers and companies from 60 countries entered 4,433 products in the red dot award for product design.

About the winning products in the red dot design museum
The Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware together with the other prize-winning products in the Bathrooms, spa and air-conditioning category, will be on display from 5 July to 1 August 2011 in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. With an excess of 1,500 products spread over an area of more than 4,000 m2, the red dot design museum houses the largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.

About the red dot design award
The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now the world’s largest and most distinguished design competition. It breaks down into the three disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’ and ‘red dot award: design concept’. There were almost 14,000 entries from 68 countries in the year 2010.

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Methven Tahi Twin-Lever Tapware