BLANCO IKON Low Divide Apron Sink wins major design awards
LUMBERTON, NJ, December 2020 – As a leader in kitchen water hub solutions, BLANCO has won two major design awards for their revolutionary new product, the IKON 33” 1-¾ Bowl Low Divide Apron sink. The IKON is recognized in the 2020 Architectural Products PIA (Product Innovations) Awards and the 2020 Residential Products MVP (Most Valuable Product) Awards. Each award recognizes the farmhouse sink for its ergonomic design that works hard to make prepping, cooking, and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience.
Additionally, the IKON 33” Low Divide earned an honorable mention from The Architect’s Newspaper 2020 Best of Products Awards.
About the IKON 33” 1-¾ Low Divide Farmhouse sink
Designed to make prepping, cooking and cleaning a more seamless and comfortable experience, IKON is the world’s first apron front sink made of SILGRANIT®, BLANCO’s patented granite composite material. The new IKON sink’s convenient low divide that sits just 5-1/2” from the bottom of the sink, makes it easier to handle large pots and baking sheets while still dividing the sink into cleaning and prepping bowls. Because apron front sinks are installed a couple of inches closer to the user, they minimize the strain of reaching and leaning over a countertop.
About the Architectural Products PIA Awards
Now in its tenth year, the PIA Awards determine and honor innovation in the development and refinery of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of 22 independent industry professionals, the program represents a mechanism to impartially review product and present to readers items their peers find innovative and worthwhile.
About the PRODUCTS Gold MVP Award
PRODUCTS is all about finding the most innovative and cutting-edge new introductions in the market. They recognize the best of the best with their 3rd annual MVP (Most Valuable Product) Awards. A panel of construction professionals evaluated every product submitted to find the top entries and honorable mentions in 12 categories.
About The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Products Awards
The Architect’s Newspaper speaks directly to leaders in architecture and design with news, products, developments, trends, and updates. The sixth annual competition is an opportunity for designers and manufacturers to reach an audience of 1,000,000 readers — an eclectic mix of top-tier architects, designers, and taste-makers.
BLANCO is all about systems that are meticulously designed down to the finest detail for the kitchen water hub in residential spaces. The brand has won over consumers worldwide with its modern design, ergonomic handling and reliable product quality. All components are perfectly integrated with one another, from the kitchen faucet to the sink, and all the way through to the base cabinet configuration. As such, BLANCO systems make a significant contribution towards sustainably upgrading high-quality kitchens around the globe with everyday convenience and benefits when it comes to preparing food, drinking and cleaning.
Founded 95 years ago, the company is now one of the leading manufacturers worldwide. With subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, plus its trading partners, BLANCO has a presence in about 100 countries all over the world and offers its customers a portfolio that is perfectly tailored to consumer needs.
The company headquarters and key production sites are in Southwest Germany and Canada in support of the North American demand. The BLANCO Group generated consolidated annual sales of 395 million euros and had 1,515 employees in average, of whom 1,090 worked in Germany and 425 at the international locations.
Founded in 1925 by Heinrich Blanc, today BLANCO is part of Blanc & Fischer Family Holding and has won multiple employer awards. BLANCO America has been proudly serving the U.S. market and consumers for over 30 years.