- Coveted â€œGolden Award Best of the Bestâ€ accolade
- Consumer-voted award
- Award ceremony at the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt
Consumers have voted GROHE Blue Home as the Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2017. This accolade will definitely hold a special place for the sanitary manufacturer, given that this award comprises both a nomination round by a panel of expert judges and a concluding round in which consumers have the final say. Having scored the best results in the â€œkitchen sinks and faucetsâ€ category, the innovative and highly functional GROHE Blue Home water system garnered the prestigious â€œGolden Award Best of the Bestâ€ accolade.
â€œThis is a fantastic result for GROHE Blue Home. All our products are designed to be user-friendly and add genuine value to peopleâ€™s lives. Seeing consumers reward our efforts with this coveted accolade gives us great pride,â€ said Grohe AG CEO Michael Rauterkus. The nominated products were assessed on seven criteria in particular, namely operating comfort/functionality, product benefit, innovation, design, materials, ergonomics and ecology. GROHE Blue Home scored convincing results on all points. This modern drinking water system supplies filtered and chilled water with three selectable carbonation levels straight from a dedicated kitchen sink faucet, thereby obviating the need for industrialised water bottling as well as for driving to beverage stores and carrying heavy water crates. Compared to bottled water, the contribution to consumersâ€™ carbon footprint can be shrunk by approximately 61 percent.
The award ceremony was staged on the occasion of Ambiente, the leading consumer goods show, in Frankfurt. Some 200 invited guests attended the event on February 11, marking the eleventh anniversary of the LifeCare initiativeâ€™s Kitchen Innovation of the Year award. The outstanding quality of the GROHE Blue Home water system is now also documented by this prestigious seal, which provides independent and trusted guidance for consumers.