May 14, 2020
Noken’s ‘Oxo’ tap receives the international Green Good Design Award 2020
The jury highlighted its capacity to “design a better and sustainable world” by limiting water consumption to a maximum of 5l/min and with a cold opening.
The Oxo tap from Noken, the specialised bathroom company of PORCELANOSA Group, won the Green Product Design Award from the Good Design Awards for its capacity to “design a better world”. This was the ruling by the jury, formed of members of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.
Included in the Premium Signature Collection, Oxo is defined by a futuristic aesthetic based on simple and aerodynamic shapes. Its three different finishes, chrome, polished titanium and black matt, make this tap an artistic and sustainable piece. By incorporating a flow limiter, maximum water consumption is 5l/min, which in turn leads to energy savings through cold opening and temperature control.
This tap forms part of the Eco Conscious environmental programme from PORCELANOSA Group, through which the multinational company promotes more sustainable and long-lasting products that help to protect the environment and encourage the responsible use of natural resources. This is the case of WaterForest, the green initiative by Noken that brings together solutions like the cold opening, ECO aerators that limit water flow, AIR ECO rain showers and handshowers, double flush systems for toilets and thermostatic taps. With these products, it is possible to save up to 89% with each use.
The Oxo tap also won the If Design Award 2020 within the Bathroom Products category. The international jury, made up of 78 independent design experts, selected this tap from amongst the remaining 7,300 nominations for its “high design value” and “avant-garde character”.
Created in 1950 by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann Jr., these awards promote understanding and acceptance of modern design in globalised societies by giving a voice to new architects and designers.
This goal remains apparent in each of the award categories, where such proposals are also sought that will allow for global ecological restoration. “Green Good Design seeks to give international recognition to all those people, organisations, governments and institutions that, with their products, services, programmes, ideas and concepts, have made a healthier and more sustainable universe possible“, the organisation stated.