Stylish Kitchen and Bath Product Innovations from LIXIL Brands Win 2018 GOOD DESIGN Awards

Jan 24, 2019

Stylish Kitchen and Bath Product Innovations from LIXIL Brands Win 2018 GOOD DESIGN Awards


PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 24, 2019) ― American Standard, DXV, and GROHE, part of LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, have earned six prestigious 2018 GOOD DESIGN Awards in the kitchen and bath categories for design innovation and excellence. These awards are presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.


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The GOOD DESIGN Award recognized the Beale MeasureFill Touch kitchen faucet, which delivers an adjustable set volume of water on demand, ranging from a half cup up to five cups. Consumers now get the precise measurement faster than using conventional measuring cups, and in turn, streamline their cooking and baking tasks. Also, the easy touch on/off feature is ideal for full or dirty hands – so a touch of the wrist or back of the hand is all it takes to operate this faucet.


Another award winner is the Studio S Bath Faucet Collection of stylish bathroom sink faucets, bath/shower faucets, and accessories. Specifically designed to be a time-saver to install, the Studio S sink faucets incorporate the Speed Connect Drain, a pre-assembled system that won’t need adjusting now or years down the road. The shower faucets in this collection feature TRIMendous universal valve technology, making it simple for consumers to change the trim after installation without having to rip out their tile.



A GOOD DESIGN Award winner in the bath category, the DXV Modulus Bath Collection features an array of products that blend form and function into a useful bathroom. From lavatories to faucets and showerheads, these products offer an endless array of modular configurations. That means consumers have the flexibility to transform any space—from spacious master bathrooms to quaint powder rooms—into their own personalized bath oasis.




The GOOD DESIGN award-winning products from GROHE include the updated Atrio Bath Faucet Collection, which now features a slimmer, more streamlined shape, perfect for consumers who crave a more simplistic look and feel in their bathroom. The lavatory faucets in this collection feature a water-efficient flow rate of 1.2 gpm, and are EPA WaterSense-certified and compliant with CEC regulations in California.


Another award recipient is the Tallinn Faucet Collection, which pairs geometric forms with soft curves, and is perfect for consumers who prefer contemporary styling in their bathroom or kitchen.


Featuring a wide spray face and the cutting-edge GROHE DreamSpray technology, the GOOD DESIGN Award-winning Tempesta 210 shower head provides consumers with a deeply relaxing experience in the comfort and privacy of their own home.


“The product design and engineering teams at LIXIL are constantly exploring ways to incorporate new technologies and design innovations into our products to make better homes a reality for the consumer,” said Katty Pien, chief marketing officer of LIXIL Americas. “To receive six awards from a distinguished program like GOOD DESIGN for our brands American Standard, DXV, and GROHE is a notable accolade.”


Each year, the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Awards recognize the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world. The award program emphasizes quality design of the highest form, function, and aesthetics of a standard beyond ordinary consumer products.

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Nora DePalma, Dialogue

For LIXIL Americas - American Standard, DXV, GROHE



American Standard makes life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work and in our communities. For more than 140 years, the brand has innovated and created products that improve daily living in and around the bathroom and kitchen for residential and commercial customers. It has been recognized with 83 product innovation and design awards in the past five years. American Standard is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at, or follow us at,,,,


DXV is a portfolio of luxury bath and kitchen products that reimagines the most influential design movements during the past 150 years: Classic (1890-1920), Golden Era (1920-1950), Modern (1950-1990), and Contemporary (1990-Present). The brand has been recognized with 23 product innovation and design awards in the past four years. DXV is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. Learn more at, or follow us at,,,,

GROHE is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand, dedicated to providing innovative water products. For many decades, GROHE has been committed to the brand values of technology, quality, design and sustainability that all illustrate GROHE’s commitment to creating exceptional experiences and to delivering “Pure Freude an Wasser” (Pure Enjoyment of Water). With its engineering, innovation and design activities firmly anchored in Germany, GROHE products bear the badge of quality “Made in Germany,” ultimately strengthening the customers’ confidence in the brand. The success of GROHE has been recognized with around 300 design and innovation awards in the past 10 years alone. GROHE is part of LIXIL, a global leader in housing and building materials products and services. GROHE America has an office located in the heart of the Flatiron district that houses the GROHELIVE! Center, an interactive showroom created for inspiration and collaboration.

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LIXIL makes pioneering water and housing products that solve everyday, real-life challenges, making better homes a reality for everyone, everywhere. Drawing on our Japanese heritage, we create world-leading technology and innovate to make high quality products that transform homes. But the LIXIL difference is how we do this; design, an entrepreneurial spirit, a dedication to improving accessibility for all, business growth. Our approach comes to life through industry leading brands, including LIXIL, GROHE, American Standard, INAX, and TOSTEM, as well as specialty brands such as DXV. Over 70,000 colleagues operating in 150 proud to make products that touch the lives of more than a billion people every day.

LIXIL of the LIXIL Group Corporation (TSE Code: 5938), the listed holding company for LIXIL’s portfolio of businesses.  

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Beale®, DXV Modulus®, and Studio® are registered trademarks of AS America, Inc.
MeasureFill™ is a trademark of AS America, Inc.

Atrio®, DreamSpray®, Tallinn®, and Tempesta® are registered trademarks of GROHE AG.

GOOD DESIGN® is a trademark of The Chicago Athenaeum.

WaterSense® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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