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JAN 2019

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Decorative Delights eading luxury products from a number of plumbing and hardware categories recently competed for top honors in the 2018 DPHA Product of the Year awards. An independent panel of judges re- viewed a selection of products for the prestigious honor, presented each year by the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association. This year's recipients were announced at the opening breakfast of the 17th Annual DPHA Conference and Product Showcase, held at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL in October. The awards program recognizes a product's uniqueness, design, func- tionality, innovation and technological superiority. The DPHA Products of the Year were named in five separate categories: Plumbing Fixture, Water Delivery, Furniture, Hardware and Accessory. The independent panel of judges selecting this year's award recipients were: Mary Jo Peterson, Mary Jo Peterson Design; Eliot Sefrin, founding editor and publisher emeritus of Kitchen & Bath Design News; Nicole Weiland, project design manager for the residential division at Charleston Building and Development, a luxury custom home builder in the Chicago area; Alissa Ponchione, executive editor, Hospitality Design magazine, and Lindsay Crozier, director of interiors at Made LLC, a design build practice in New York. In addition to the products considered for each of these categories, DPHA once again held an open forum for the selection of the Dealer's Choice Award. All DPHA members had the opportunity to vote for the product they believe stood out as the most innovative, design forward, functional and technologically superior among the products entered into the 2017 DPHA Product of the Year competition. The 2018 DPHA POTY award recipients are as follows: FIRST PLACE Filtered Water in the Bath Sigma Flo is a valve assembly available from Sigma Faucets that provides filtered water from the bath faucet. The valve assembly attaches to the cold side handle on almost any 8" widespread lav faucet and allows the faucet to become a point-of-use, on-demand filtered water dispenser. The handle dispenses normal cold water when pulled forward but will dispense filtered water when pushed back. The assembly connects to most undercounter filter systems but does not include a water filtration system. Circle No. 210 on Product Card Water Delivery HONORABLE MENTION Articulating Kitchen Faucet The articulating arm of Brizo's Litze Articu- lating Kitchen Faucet can be moved out of the way, providing the sprayer with a full range of motion. MagneDock Technology, a magnetic docking system, securely holds the spray wand in place when not in use. The optional SmartTouch Technology allows users to activate water flow with a simple touch to the faucet body, arm or handle for ease of use. Circle No. 211 on Product Card HONORABLE MENTION Multi-Functional Shower Mixer Hansgrohe delivers enhanced func- tionality with its ShowerTablet 600 2-Function Exposed Shower Thermo- stat, with easy-to-decipher symbols for the two different spray mode options and temperature control settings. The ShowerTablet has an exposed ther- mostatic mixer that doubles as a large shelf for convenience. The exterior surfaces are comprised of mirrored safety glass, and the shelf is comprised of anodized aluminum available in chrome or white/chrome dual finishes. Circle No. 213 on Product Card HONORABLE MENTION Moonlit Spa Shower Experience Dornbracht's Rainmoon Rain Panel delivers an individual spa shower ex- perience via its two newly developed flow modes and unique moonlight fixture, with the minimalist design turning the focus to the water expe- rience itself. A dome in the ceiling forms the central element: By means of a concealed light strip inside the semi-sphere, the unit provides mood lighting while generating a feeling of infiniteness when gazing upwards, according to the company. Circle No. 212 on Product Card L 50 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 AWARDS

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