Versatile design icons: Kaldewei bathroom solutions made of steel enamel have been shaping the look of modern bathrooms for 100 years
Kaldewei has won over 150 awards to date and has been awarded the accolade of “Brand of the Century”. Now, with its Iconic Bathroom Solutions, Kaldewei represents style-defining innovation and eternal elegance more so than any other company in the industry. The secret of its success: from an early stage Kaldewei made design one of the cornerstones of its corporate philosophy in manufacturing its bathtubs then, later, its shower surfaces and washbasins. In addition to product development at its own Design Center, Kaldewei has been collaborating for over 45 years with illustrious design teams such as Sottsass Associati, Phoenix Design and Studio Aisslinger, plus designers Arik Levy and Anke Salomon This has led to the creation of a multifaceted range, in terms of material, functionality and design, which meets the demanding standards of project decision-makers and developers worldwide.
“Over the course of our 100-year history we have always been careful not to chase after short-lived trends. Partnering with illustrious designers, we constantly develop new ideas for our bathroom solutions, with which to delight our customers and inject fresh impetus into the market,” says Managing Director Franz Kaldewei, adding: “With this philosophy, we have managed over the last 100 years to walk the tightrope between style-defining innovation and the eternal elegance of classic design. We are very proud of that.”
Functionality and design go hand in hand at Kaldewei
From the style icon, Saniform – Kaldewei’s all-time best-selling bathtub – to its most successful product family, Cono – winner of over 20 national and international design awards, superb quality and a passion for design are reflected in each of Kaldewei’s 600 plus bathroom solutions. “For our enamelled bathroom solutions we aim for both high-end design and exceptional functionality, ensuring that we never lose sight of either,” says Franz Kaldewei.
Over 150 awards affirm success of Kaldewei’s corporate philosophy
The premium manufacturer’s design expertise is highlighted by over 150 awards. Kaldewei has already received the Red Dot Design Award twelve times – most recently for its freestanding bathtubs, the Meisterstück Emerso (design: Ark Levy) and Meisterstück Incava (Anke Salomon). Products that have received the IF Product Design Award include the Miena washbasin bowls, the Meisterstück Conoduo, Superplan Plus and Asymmetric Duo. The highly unusual design of the Meisterstück Emerso and the Plazo Duo was recognised with the Good Design Awards; a German Design Award went to the Centro, Cono and Puro washbasins, the Meisterstück Centro Duo Oval bathtub and the Scona, Conoflat and Xetis shower surfaces. The Meisterstück Emerso and Meisterstück Centro Duo Oval bathtubs and the Centro, Puro, Cono and Silenio washbasins have all been honoured with an Iconic Award.
“These accolades are both an affirmation and incentive for our designers and the entire development team to continue to deliver their best for our customers,” Franz Kaldewei declares. “Design awards provide customers with orientation, security and trust in the high quality of our bathroom solutions – so they can rest assured Kaldewei is the right partner for them.”