There were no surprises there were prizes for innovations in shower technology at the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award 2013 event announced over the weekend. Chris Connell, Principal at Melbourne’s Chris Connell Design, was awarded the Professional Prize of $20,000 for his multi-dimensional shower unit, Wind Rain Fire, which combines an air extractor fan with a flush-mounted showerhead.
Amanda Paukner, a final year Industrial Design student at the University of South Australia, won the Student Prize for her water-saving touch screen shower panel, At The Touch. She was awarded the $10,000 prize along with $5,000 for her university.
Now in its eighth year, the 2013 BIA challenged design professionals and students to look to the future and develop an original bathroom product that incorporates technology in one of three categories – Destination Space, Sustainable Space and Independent Space. Find out more about the 2013 winning designs at bathroominnovation.com.au