Reece Bathroom Innovation Award 2010 – call for entries

News /
9 February 2010

Reece, Australia’s leading name in bathrooms, is delighted to announce the launch of the Bathroom Innovation Award (BIA) 2010, an innovative product design competition rewarding emerging and established designers.

The BIA was established in 2005 by Reece to encourage and celebrate original bathroom product design and aims to showcase creativity and reward design excellence. Open to both design professionals and students, the BIA offers a unique opportunity to shape the bathrooms of tomorrow.

The award is divided into two categories; students studying design/ architecture/ industrial design and professionals working in the field of design or architecture. Entrants are asked to design innovative bathroom products from product categories that include; tapware, showers, toilets, baths, vanity basins and bathroom furniture.

Prizes include $20,000 cash for the winner of the professional category, $10,000 cash for the winner of the student category and $5,000 for the institution at which the winning student is enrolled.

The BIA also gives winners the chance to have their design commercially produced by Reece. After collecting the professional award in 2005, the Halo Shower by Duncan Ward went on to be developed by Reece, together with Phoenix Tapware, and is now available for purchase throughout Reece showrooms nationally.

Judged by a team of industry leaders, the BIA is regarded as one of Australia’s most prestigious design awards. The judging panel in 2010 includes David Clark (Editor of Vogue Living), Paul Hecker (Hecker Phelan & Guthrie), Shaynna Blaze (Blank Canvas Interiors and TV Presenter) and Belinda Geels (Reece Bathroom Marketing Manager).

Says Peter Wilson, Reece CEO, “as an Australian company, with a rich 89-year history, Reece is committed to supporting Australian design. We are very proud of this award as the BIA is a celebration of Australia’s designers of the future and product innovation.”

Entries for the BIA 2010 will be open from 1 March, 2010, and will close on 31 May, 2010.

For competition details, and to view the winning designs from previous years, please visit: www.bathroominnovation.com.au

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