PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 1, 2012) — American Standard has been named a Gold Award winner for their FunBath in the Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) competition, sponsored by Design Journal magazine.
In the last 17 years, ADEX has become the largest and most prestigious awards program for product design of furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade.
“The 2011-12 ADEX Awards attracted upwards of 500 companies submitting more than 1,500 innovative new products,” said John Platter, executive director of ADEX. “The ADEX Award has recognized many outstanding product designs over the years, and American Standard’s FunBath has earned its place among that elite group.”
Until now, children’s baths were little more than no frills, poorly fitting plastic tubs made primarily for infants, leaving toddlers and preschoolers with frustrated parents wrestling and reaching in oversized tubs designed for adults.
The American Standard FunBath™ makes bathing children easier and safer than ever. The temporary unit installs easily and fits right over most standard 60” bath tubs. Built-in seat, handrail and spray shower mean no more wiggling, slipping or bending over to bathe children. FunBath puts the fun into bath time for everyone. It’s the latest in practical innovation from American Standard, the brand families have trusted for more than 130 years.
“We are so pleased to be recognized with this ADEX Gold Award for the design excellence of our FunBath Tub Conversion Kit. This acknowledgement highlights the innovative design and breakthrough technologies that customers — both trade professionals and retail consumers — have come to expect from American Standard Brands. Our talented design and product marketing teams have successfully redefined form and function with their inventive work on this creative and kid-friendly tub,” said Jeannette Long, vice president, brand marketing, for American Standard Brands.
All of the entries in each of the ADEX categories have potential for three award levels of platinum, gold or silver. Judges awarded points based on form, function, value, and fitness for particular purpose. Total points earned determined each winner’s award level. All Platinum, Gold and Silver level products will be published in the 2012 ADEX Winners Issue of Design Journal, the international trade publication for interior designers, architects and facility managers.
American Standard Brands is a leading North American manufacturer of a wide range of high-quality building products, including faucets, fixtures, furniture, vitreous china fixtures, cast iron sinks, whirlpool tubs and other wellness products for the bath and kitchen as well as decorative panels. The company currently offers total project solutions for residential and commercial customers; employs more than 5,000 people in the United States, Canada and Mexico; and markets products under well known and respected brands, such as American Standard®, Jado®, Porcher®, Safety Tubs®, Crane Plumbing®, Eljer®, Fiat® and Decorative Panels International®. American Standard Brands is an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners. The company is online at www.americanstandard.com, on Twitter at twitter.com/amercanstandard and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AmericanStandardPlumbing.
The American Standard FunBath makes bathing children easier and safer than ever. The temporary unit installs easily and fits right over most standard 60" bath tubs. Built-in seat, handrail and spray shower mean no more wiggling, slipping or bending over to bathe children