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2012

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Water Filtration System [GROHE Blue]
Business Owner
Grohe AG
Category
Housing and house fixtures
Company
Grohe AG, (Germany)
Award Number
12GA10503
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2012

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Outline

GROHE Blue® delivers fresh tasting filtered water to your home.

Producer

Grohe AG

Director

Paul Flowers, Senior Vice President

Designer

Inhouse Design Team

Already on the market
2011/1/3

Evaluation

The next-generation water filtration system proposed by GROHE is highly praised for providing the best solution for both reducing the environmental load (which, according to GROHE, is reduced 1% compared to using plastic bottles) and offering fresh and good-tasting water. There are three areas where this item excels in its design. First of all, unlike conventional water filtration systems, this product ensures fresh taste by using two separate waterways, one for normal mains water and one for filtered water. In addition to adding a filter cartridge unit that can purify 600 L, 1,500 L or 3,000 L of water, it can be equipped with an integrated carbonator that produces sparkling water as well as a cooler that regulates the water temperature between 4°C and 10°C. Secondly, the left rotary knob comes with an LED display which regulates the carbonic acid content in three different settings and, with a light that flashes when the filter capacity is less than 10%, indicates when the filter needs to be replaced. The simple design is loaded with a high level of technology. Lastly, to serve the GROHE Blue filtered water in style, the company offers an elegant glass carafe (1 L) and matching drinking glasses, demonstrating its filtration system with a strong focus on environmentally friendliness.

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