ANIMA proudly announces that its DUNE collection has won the German Design Award 2018.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that ANIMA has won the German Design Award 2018 of the German Design Council, one of the most prestigious international awards in the industrial design sector, for its DUNE collection. This leading German association has over 60 years of history and presents awards every year not just to original contemporary design pieces, but most especially to those with a high degree of innovation which can take on the shape of symbolic and iconic design models.
Since its inauguration in 2012, the German Design Award has been one of the most respected awards in the sector worldwide and to run for the award, there is first a nomination per category and then the final announcement of the winners. Having received the nomination in the Bathroom category in the area of Excellent Product Design, the Dune collection was chosen as the outright winner out of 2500 candidates by an international panel of experts from all sectors of the trade.
Obviously ANIMA is over-joyed with such a prestigious award only a year after its foundation, and it is a recognition of its maturity in terms of creativity and production excellence, guided by the renowned experience in bathroom fixture design of its art director, the designer Paolo D’Arrigo, and the high quality of materials and production processes of the producers and businesses who are the embodiment of the tradition and values of “made in Italy”.
The Dune collection is the concrete representation of a concept which takes contemporary design and re-invents it without having to forego the authenticity and coherence which is a part of its Italian nature. It is an enormously attractive product that stuns with its fluid form and its almost feline softness in shape is matched by its feel which incites you to reach out and caress its undulating curves and explore the passage from its natural solid teak, one of the traditionally-used materials, to Teknostone, a solid surface which has been developed through advanced innovation.
The wavy surface of the washbasin top naturally forms spaces for the bowl and soap dish, thanks to highly-advanced production process technology, and etches out solids and vacuums to create space that welcomes you and overwhelms with its pure sense of pleasure. The console is the jewel in the crown and a co-ordinated part of the Dune collection, comprising tops, consoles, open bathroom cupboards, radiators, mirrors and tapware.
The German Design Award 2018 launches ANIMA into the select club of the leaders in the international design panorama, a well-respected position and something that is a special source of satisfaction for us, besides being a confermation that we are going in the right direction: design of collections where nature and culture breathe the same air and fuse into designs for the body that come from the soul.