HEWI MAG / Design
On the cutting edge: Iconic Award 2020
The new HEWI dispenser systems convinced the jury of the Iconic Awards 2020. The award of the "German Design Council" is considered an independent, international seal of quality for contemporary developments and design achievements.
Visionary architecture, innovative products and sustainable communication: With the Iconic Awards, the German Design Council has launched an architecture and design competition that evaluates the interaction of all disciplines in the world of interior design. Every year, the jury awards prizes to designers, planners, project developers and companies that stand out for their forward-looking achievements - including HEWI.
With the dispenser system, we have set new standards in design and functionality. For this, the system was awarded this year's Iconic Award 2020 in the "Product" category. In an interview, Ann-Sophie Bergmann, the team leader of our product management, reveals what makes HEWI innovation so unique
HEWI Team Leader Product Management Ann-Sophie Bergmann supervised the project
LISA MEYER-FLOREN: Ms Bergmann, what is special about the new HEWI dispenser systems and what distinguishes them from current models?
ANN-SOPHIE BERGMANN: The System 900 dispenser products offer a wide range of possibilities which optimally match HEWI System 900 and thus enable the design of the sanitary room from a single source. In addition, the range offers many variants so that there is a suitable solution for every requirement. Models are available with powder coating in black, shades of grey and white as well as stainless steel versions. Of course, the design is particularly noteworthy, which convinces with its reduced formal language and unique surfaces. Especially our high-quality powder coating in combination with stainless steel elements make the products unique.
LISA MEYER-FLOREN: The new donor systems hit the nerve of the times. How do HEWI dispenser systems support hygiene in sanitary rooms and where can they be used?
ANN-SOPHIE BERGMANN: The HEWI dispenser systems can be used in all areas - from hotels to stadiums. The dispensers are characterised by their robustness and are therefore perfectly suited for use in heavily frequented sanitary rooms. The majority of the dispensers are not only available as manually operated versions, but also as sensoric versions. From soap and disinfectant dispensers, paper towel dispensers and waste bins through to hygiene combinations in various sizes, HEWI offers a consistent, functional range. The products also create a particularly easy-to-clean surface due to their straight lines. Another new addition is the disinfectant dispenser column, which is intended to provide additional hygiene in public areas, especially in the current situation, but also in the future. A free-standing column has the advantage that it can be repositioned without having to mount it on the wall.
LISA MEYER-FLOREN: What does the Iconic Awards 2020 mean to you?
ANN-SOPHIE BERGMANN: In my opinion, the Iconic Award is a special recognition of the design performance and innovation of the new dispenser systems. At HEWI, design is always the focus of product development, and we also aim to incorporate innovative solutions in our new products. This also applies to the System 900 dispenser products. The Iconic Award now shows that our efforts have been worthwhile and that we have brought an architecturally and creatively excellent product onto the market.
LISA MEYER-FLOREN: Thank you very much for the interview
The Jury 2020
The Iconic Awards are decided by an independent and expert jury. It is composed of representatives from the fields of architecture, interior design, design and brand communication.