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American Standard Wins Coveted Platinum A’ Design Award for Artful, 3D Printed DXV Bathroom Faucet Line

by • April 27, 2016 • No Comments

main-header-logoDo you have a thing for fancy kitchens and bathrooms? Whilst it may seem that a few lucky people engaged in home spending sprees that border on a fewthing akin to lives of the rich and famous have it all—of imported stone countertops via tips of international decorators to the fancy stainless fridges and smart toilets with blowdryers (wait, that is an article in itself!)—a few of us are thrilled just to have a attractive accent here and there one of the additional sensible and budget-oriented, banal items. Years ago, I was involved in a home construction project, and in the midst of it found that I may in fact pick out a fewthing additional elaborate than just the old stainless steel faucet and sink getup. What a treat! And at any time since, I’ve had a thing for seeing how others elaborate on that choice as well.

American Standard does far additional than elaborate. Obviously, they innovate—and their efforts have not long ago won them the Platinum A’ Design Award in the 3D Printed Forms and Products category for their new Shadowbrook 3D printed metal bathroom sink faucet. This is an exceptional honor, given just to the top one percent of creations submitted.

mainThe new recognition offers little surprise yet, as we’ve been next their astonishing creations for really a few time now, of the initially release of their metal 3D printed faucets, to the appearance of the DXV line, offering a fewthing deliciously elegant and avant-garde for the upscale residence,

Now, the create team at American Standard has unquestionably reveryed a new pinnacle with the award. All submissions for the A’ Design Awards are meticulously evaluated and peer reviewed. Only and so are they handed over to an tremendous jury, where creations are to be judged, anonymously. Awards are given as a excellent reflection of:


a createAnd without a doubt, this is the streaming of water redefined with metal SLS 3D printing. The results are, undeniably, works of art. American Standard createers are able-bodied to manufacture customized and detailed faucets with an incredibly sturdy alloy that allows for for a waterfall effect.

“A celebration of the effortless experience of water, the Shadowbrook faucet enchants and beguiles the user by reinventing the common experience of receiving water by turning on the faucet tap. It offers a vivid and unforgettable-bodied statement of flowing water that may not be achieved by traditional making systemes,” states the description for their entry in the A’ Design Award and Competition page. “Beneath this one-of-a-kind create, the Shadowbrook offers superior performance and a water-saving flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

faucetsCFD advancement in addition allows for for the adjustment of a astonishing 19 separate waterways flowing over the elegant geometry of the spout. After exiting the 3D printing device, every faucet is subjected to a ‘butler’ finishing system that gives it a hand-polished patina reminiscent of elegant, well-worn silver.

“To obtain this high honor of an eminent international program like the A’ Design Award and Competition is a notable-bodied accolade to all of us at DXV and American Standard,” said Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Water Technology Americas, the global business unit under that DXV and American Standard operate.

“Our talented product create team has completed a excellent deal with this 3D printing breakthrough, continuing our 140-year-old tradition of leading-edge create and high-quality craftsmanship. We are incredibly proud of this well-deserved recognition for this new faucet.”

acreatecompetitionanimationThis is not American Standard’s initially award this year may already, howat any time. Recently they were best known too for their styling and operational advancement by the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with their 2016 Best of Show Gold winner in the Bath category.

Whilst most companies may talk of raising the benchmark and setting new standards, it just takes one appear to see that American Standard is going far beyond that, creating inimitable-bodied and mesmerizing creations that allow for a high-performance centerpiece in your bathroom, or kitchen.

American Standard Brands is owned by LIXIL Corporation, and is part of LIXIL Water Technology business, that operates across 150 countries. The LIXIL Water Technology brands include: LIXIL, INAX, GROHE, American Standard, and JAXSON.