2022 AMERICAN STANDARD DESIGN AWARD

SPECIAL DESIGN – TRANSFORMING OUR WAY OF LIVING

SINGAPORE, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, is thrilled to announce the winners of the American Standard Design Award (ASDA) Grand Prize Asia Pacific 2022.

The ASDA is a bathroom space design competition aimed at discovering the best aspiring young talents in the Asia Pacific region by offering them a recognized platform to present their works. This year, ASDA received an overwhelming response from more than 2800 registrations Coming from 7 countries in the Asia Pacific (APAC) – namely Australia, Cambodia, India, Philippines, Singapore, Thailandand Vietnam.

The theme for this year’s competition was Focused design – Transforming the way we live. Motivated by insight into future challenges, the competition reflects emerging lifestyle trends in urbanization, health and wellness and includes two award categories: Residential bathroom space design and Home bathroom space design. Entries focus on designing useful bathroom spaces that not only feature inviting aesthetics, but are integrated with features that meet the needs of the user.

In the Residential Bathroom Space Design category, designers had to design bathroom spaces that were as multifunctional as possible without compromising living and working spaces. The Hospitality Bathroom Space Design sought out designs that met better health and hygiene standards for an inviting and worry-free hotel stay experience.

All 1st prize winners for each category from each country qualified for the APAC competition round, where 14 national winners competed for the coveted Grand Prix of $3000 each by category.

The grand prize in the Residential Bathroom Space Design category goes to Lê Đức Thịnh of Ha Noi University of Civil Engineering from Vietnam. Challenging the traditional concept that bathrooms should be hidden away, this winning design concept deliberately and seamlessly integrates the bathroom into the limited space of urban homes.

The Grand Prix in the Design of hospitality bathroom spaces category is awarded to Teegiat Sukyoo of Assumption University from Thailand. This winning design concept incorporates innovative hygiene features – from surfaces to products, which ensure the highest level of hygiene with minimal cleaning effort for a truly worry-free stay for hotel guests.

Entries were carefully evaluated by an influential panel of 39 industry experts who are leaders in their own fields, including established architectural firm partners, professional architects and renowned interior designers from Asia Pacific. All competing entries were evaluated based on four main criteria of purposeful design, inviting style, originality and feasibility; and went through two levels of judgment: national level and APAC level.

Good design challenges the status quo while solving real-life challenges. It’s encouraging to see young designers leveraging purposeful design in their approach to imagining tangible solutions that responded to our briefs. With their fresh ideas and perspectives, their works demonstrate how purposeful design can transform the way we live, now and in the future..” mentioned Antoine Besseyre Des Horts, Director of LIXIL Global Design, Asia. ASDA applauds all participants of the Asia Pacific region and extend our heartfelt congratulations to the national winners and the Asia-Pacific grand prize winners. Information about the young designers and their winning works can be found on the ASDA website at https://asda.americanstandard-apac.com/winners.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN STANDARD

As one of the most iconic brands in bathroom fixtures, American Standard has earned the trust of its customers by consistently delivering style, quality and reliability to their bathrooms. Today, with more than 140 years of pioneering heritage, American Standard continues to raise the bar by providing reliable bathroom solutions that combine thoughtful designs and innovative technologies to create inviting bathroom spaces. providing ultimate hygiene, comfort and convenience.

ABOUT LIXIL

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

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