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22nd September 2017
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And the kbb LDN 2013 Innovation Awards Winners were...
The industry came together to celebrate the most innovative products in the KBB sector for the kbb LDN Innovation Awards 2013, sponsored by Blum UK.
The 20 shortlisted products were displayed in the Innovation Centre. The judges Martin Allen-Smith, editor of Designer Kitchens & Bathrooms magazine, David Sanders, Managing Director of Blum and Robert Timmons, MD of Robert Timmons Furniture, announced live on Monday 20th May the winners of the three categories.
Judges Choice Award
HPP Ltd won the Judges Choice Award for the ClicBox which has been designed to remove the need for tools for fitting traditional cam and dowel cabinets. The components can be clicked together making installation up to five times faster than traditional methods. It is also stronger and without any visible fittings.
The Visitors' Choice Award went to Roca for the In-Tank Meridian. By incorporating its cistern within its interior, it eliminates the need for a concealed cistern. The benefits include making installation simpler and ideal for small spaces.
People's Choice Award
Lastly, the People's Choice Award voted for the most Facebook 'likes' was taken by Rodi Sinks and Ideas for the Rodi Art sink. The multifunctional sink has been designed to house five very useful and versatile accessories; glass chopping board, stainless steel dish drainer, stainless steel glass drainer, stainless steel multifunctional drainer and stainless steel strainer. The innovative design permits the execution of several tasks in the same area.
"The quality of products entered this year was very high, making the judges' decision a very tough one," said Martin Allen-Smith as the winners were announced.
"The ClicBox won the judges' vote as it demonstrated a high level of innovation and ingenuity. It's a simple, yet brilliant design that has the potential to genuinely revolutionise kitchen installation by making the process so much quicker and easier without compromising build quality. It was the stand-out product from what was a very strong selection overall."
7th June 2013