Grohe's Icon 3D shortlisted in the 2020 FX Awards

BathroomsNews Mon 21st Sep 2020 by KBBFocus

Grohe's Icon 3D shortlisted in the 2020 FX Awards

Grohe's Icon 3D shortlisted in the 2020 FX Awards

Grohe has announced that its ground-breaking tap innovation for the bathroom, Icon 3D, has been shortlisted for Product of the Year 2020 in the FX Awards. The components for the ultra-thin Icon 3D are produced by printing metal, using a powder bed laser melting process, consisting of more than 4,000 applied layers of powder that are each only a few micrometres thick. Following the printing, each component is mechanically treated on a CNC milling machine, followed by a manual grinding and fine brushing procedure.  

Raj Mistry, marketing director for Grohe UK comments: “With Icon 3D, we have achieved a truly remarkable piece of product design using a new and innovative manufacturing process rarely seen in the industry. The FX Awards is a coveted ceremony and a respected voice in the design industry that is known for celebrating the best of the best. To be shortlisted for an award is therefore always a great honour.” 

Paul Flowers, chief design officer Lixil also responsible for the Grohe brand said: “With Grohe Icon 3D, we are entering the future of product design as we are now able to create designs that at first appear impossible. By embracing the still-emerging technology of 3D metal-printing, we are pushing the boundaries of design and truly shaping the future of water.” 

This year, in light of Covid-19 restrictions, the FX International Awards will replace its annual ceremony with a digital presentation on Wednesday 25th November, when the winners will be announced.

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