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24th March 2017
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Bathing in design award glory
When it comes to cork, few are as ingenious as Granorte and the manufacturer is continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible with this incredibly versatile and sustainable material.
Yet few would imagine that cork could be used as the material in a range of sanitary ware, but that is exactly what Granorte has done with NuSpa baths and basin units, recognised as a truly innovative concept at three international design awards.
Honed by CAM from a solid block of agglomerated cork, NuSpa has been recognised with the iF Design Award 2015, the Green Good Design Award 2015 and has been shortlisted for the German Design Awards 2016.
"NuSpa has broken new ground, creating large-scale forms that bring fresh possibilities for this sustainable raw material," comments Paulo Rocha, R&D, Granorte. "The potential for the technology means that we can consider cork as a material that can be sculpted into forms and shapes that were simply not possible before.
"It is great to receive recognition of this significant advance in material technology from internationally recognised awards. We hope that NuSpa represents the first step in a new era of cork products that prove the material is as versatile as an object as it has proved to be as a surface."
Cork is bestowed with superb natural properties that help NuSpa to maintain water temperature, make it safer in impact and more comfortable in use; the ultimate in luxurious bathing.
13th November 2015