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Excellent design allows products to speak for themselves:designers and awards for Hansa

The awards

The Design-plus competition was launched in 1983 by Messe Frankfurt/Main in cooperation with the "Rat für Formgebung" (German Design Council) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK). The "Design-plus award", presented alternatingly at the “Ambiente” international consumer goods trade fair in Frankfurt am Main and the ISH show, the world’s largest sanitary exhibition, stands for "product design which is not merely an end in itself but instead very much exemplary and trend-setting".

Award winners:

2005 HANSACANYON
2003 HANSAMURANO


The red dot design award is presented by “Designzentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen” (North Rhine-Westphalian Design Centre). More than 4000 entries from 40 countries make it one of the biggest design competitions in the world. It is divided into three categories: product design, communication design and concept design. The coveted trophy is the “red dot”, the international seal of design quality.

Award winners:

2009 HANSATEMPRA STYLE
2007 HANSACLEAR  red dot design award (best of the best)
2005 HANSACANYON, HANSAMOTION
2003 HANSAMURANO


The unique profile of the International Design Prize of Baden-Württemberg is a result of the annually changing theme focussing. However, respectability and fairness in product assessment are also given top priority at the Design Centre at Stuttgart: any products, the design of which involved any juror contribution, are excluded from participation. The distinction of the products is awarded in the categories “Focus in Gold” and “Focus in Silver".

Award winners:

Focus "Know-how" in Gold 2005 HANSACANYON
Focus "Dialog" in Silver 2003 HANSAMURANO


Organised annually since 1954, the iF design award is one of the world’s most prestigious design competitions with more than 1800 entries from 30 countries received each year. The jury comprises international top designers, who not only choose the respective prize-winners, but whose names also stand for the special role of iF and the iF label, which is widely regarded as a design quality seal.

Award winners:

2014 HANSALOFT, HANSASTELA, HANSAMEDIJET FLEX
2010 HANSATEMPRA STYLE and HANSALATRAVA
2006 HANSACANYON
2004 HANSAMURANO


The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany is Germany’s highest official design prize. No entries are accepted for this award. Instead, products and personalities (alternating annually) are nominated and honoured by the German Design Council on behalf of the Federal Economics Ministry.

Nominated:

2011 HANSALATRAVA
2010 HANSATEMPRA STYLE
2009 HANSASTELA
2006 HANSACANYON and HANSAMOTION
2004 HANSAMURANO


The first GOOD DESIGN competition was launched in 1950 by Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the former curator of the Museum of Modern Art, together with other pioneers from the world of architecture and design. Since then, GOOD DESIGN has honoured the achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and manufacturers in their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.

Winners:

2009 HANSALATRAVA
2007 HANSAPUREJET, HANSASTELA and HANSAMOTION
2006 HANSACANYON


The "Busse Longlife Design Award has been awarded every three years since 1978. The Award is presented to products that have been successful for years. Safe technical functions, efficient production, self-explanatory ergonomics and product aesthetics are taken into consideration . The products must not be more than 50 years old.

Award winners:

2001 HANSAMIX


The designers

Bruno Sacco is a legend in automobile design. He gained his experience with the great "Carozzieris" Ghia and Pininfarina before commencing work with Daimler-Benz in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart in 1958. After several appointments, he became their Head Designer in 1975 and ultimately, in 1987, the Director of the Design Department. Following his retirement in 1999, he rejected numerous offers from various car manufacturers, deciding never to design automobiles again. Good for Hansa because in 2001 the company was able to secure him as a design consultant. This led to a collaboration with Reinhard Zetsche and to the design successes Hansamurano (2003) and Hansacanyon (2005).

Following his studies, Reinhard Zetsche founded the Munich Design Bureau Oktopus-Design. Together with Bruno Sacco, he created the fitting ranges Hansamurano and Hansacanyon, both of which were distinguished with the Red Dot Design Award. His latest design creation is the hand shower Hansa2day. Furthermore, he has already designed many other fittings for Hansa: Hansasmartshower, Hansapolo, Hansatwister.

Following his studies in Essen, Michael Lammel became the Senior Designer and subsequently also the partner of Mattheo Thun in Milan. Here, he met Bertrand Illert, who, as a result of his studies in Vienna, had joined the Milan studio belonging to his professor. In 1999, they founded the collaborative venture NOA Design. For Hansa, they create an impressive range of fittings including the new Hansamix, Hansamotion (Red Dot Design Award), Hansaronda Style and Hansabasicjet.