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Press Kit | no. 2103-01
Press release only in English
Recently, the Hammock two-person bathtub with Kaldur tap by bathroom specialist Clou was awarded the prestigious and highly prized Red Dot Award: Best of the Best. The organization received 5,214 submissions from manufacturers from 57 countries for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The decision by the 41-member jury was unanimous: this is the very best of design! Ground-breaking products in the world of international bathroom design that deserve the title Best of the Best.
The innovative combination of the two-person bathtub and the Kaldur freestanding bathtub mixer impressed the jury. Professor Peter Zec, president of the Red Dot organization, stated that, ‘Clou's entry has elevated it to one of the best brands in the design industry this year.’ Clou's director, Math Meertens, responds enthusiastically, ‘We continue to invest in the development of innovative bathroom products including this Hammock two-person bathtub and the new Kaldur taps by designer René Holten. We are a unique producer here in the Netherlands. I'm therefore even more delighted and proud that this international jury has confirmed this with the award of the highest possible prize for product design.’
Red Dot Gala, exhibition, and design yearbook
Clou will be presented with this award at the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, on 4 July 2016. The laurelled Clou Hammock two-person bathtub with Kaldur freestanding bathtub mixer will then have the honour of holding the label for the Red Dot Award: Best of the Best for internationally recognized exceptional design. These prize-winning products can be seen until 31 July 2017 at a special Red Dot design exhibition in Essen and will also be immortalized in the 2016 Red Dot Design book.
For further information
Math Meertens, CEO: T. +31 (0)45 524 56 56
Marie France Meertens, director: T. +31 (0)45 524 56 56
Jean Pierre Horn, marketing & communication: Telephone +31 (0)45 524 56 56 / e-mail: email@example.com
About this prestigious prize: Red Dot Design Award
Since first being awarded in 1955, the Red Dot Design Award has become one of the world's largest design competitions. The competition is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and prizes are awarded for three categories: product design, communication design, and design concept.
About the company: Clou
Since 2000, Clou has developed and produced its own brand of bathroom and toilet products. The intensive cooperation with a team of nationally and internationally renowned designers such as René Holten has resulted in a well-balanced collection that represents our passion for beauty, shape, and perfect function. We pay close attention to achieving the perfect balance between price and quality. The Clou range includes not only designer washbasins, hand basins, baths, and toilets but also complete bathroom furnishings in a range of colours and manufactured from innovative materials. The Clou range is completed with matching accessories such as taps and mirrors. Minimalistic, exclusive, stately or intimate: whatever look you are aiming to create in your bathroom or toilet, Clou would be happy to provide the inspiration. Clou products start their life in the Dutch province of Limburg and travel on to different countries within and even outside Europe. Clou now also has customers in Russia and Japan.
About the product: Hammock two-person bathtub and Kaldur bathtub mixer
Sleek and angular on the outside, fluid and organic on the inside; the free-standing two-person Hammock bath is as well-balanced as a sculpture. It is minimalistic yet distinctive. Design, functionality, and ergonomics go hand in hand thanks to the contrast between a sleek exterior and a soft, undulating interior. The generous dimension (length; 200 cm; breadth: 140 cm; depth: 50 cm) of this bathtub make it a true two-person bathtub allowing you to stretch out next to one another or enjoy a playful bath time with the kids. The free-standing Kaldur bathtub mixer mirrors these soft, fluid forms. In short: chic integration that elevates wellness to a new level. The Hammock bath features a slender, elongated overflow and a stop-go plug. With a diameter of just 25 mm, the Kaldur bathtub mixer is elegant and refined. The bathtub mixer is made from polished chrome, with a coloured shower head that adds a refreshing twist. With a smooth, soft-touch finish, this shower head fits particularly well in the hand. The Kaldur bathtub mixer emerges like a free-standing high-rise next to your bath. The products by Clou have been designed by Dutch product designer René Holten.
Come and see the Hammock and Kaldur for yourself
The Hammock two-person bathtub, Kaldur freestanding bathtub mixer, and many other beautiful products can be seen and purchased at the Clou store located on Avenue Céramique 185 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. You can also visit one of our Clou dealers. http://www.clou.nl/en/
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