Lapitec® wins the German Design Award

Full-body sintered stone has been celebrated as the winner of the Kitchen Countertops category in the 2018 edition of the German Design Award: the judges selected the six veined Arabescatos in the Lux, Satin and Lithos finishes that the company had submitted as an example of Excellent Product Design.

«This award – explains Lapitec Sales and Marketing Executive Michele Ballarin – is a great honour because of its extreme prestige and because it’s a recognition of the quality of our research activities. The synthesis of technical properties and attention to aesthetic detail is a hallmark of our company that’s driving our excellent results on the market among architects and designers, all of whom are voicing their appreciation of the quality of sintered stone».

The German Design Award is one of the most coveted international prizes and it has been celebrating excellence in the product design field since 2012. The event has grown steadily since its first year, receiving ever higher levels of attention from industry professionals and the general public. As event organisers, the German Design Council makes a point of selecting products and companies that are capable of delivering high levels of quality in the design field. The numbers provide the perfect demonstration of the development and success of the award: in 2017 a total of 5000 projects were submitted (just 1500 for the first year of the event), of which 49% in the Excellent Product Design category and 51% in the Excellent Communications Design category.

The German Design Award recognition confirms the growing level of appreciation for Lapitec®. The category that saw Lapitec come out on top, i.e. kitchen worktops, is one of the most prestigious areas of application of full-body sintered stone, and the importance of the sector is amply confirmed by the top names in the field of kitchen furniture that have chosen Lapitec. These include Pedini Cucine, which uses full-body sintered stone in the Lux, Satin and Vesuvio finishes for the kitchen worktops and side walls of its Arts & Crafts series. In a separate application, Valcucine worked with Lapitec® to develop Carbontec by Lapitec®, an exclusive collection that utilises a carbon micro woven roving to allow the use of reduced thickness worktops and more slender profiles. Maistri Cucine, on the other hand, opted for Lapitec® for its Giza kitchen: a dynamic alternation of Bianco Crema and Ebano, in the Satin finish for its worktops, cabinets and drawer panels, while Minotticucine chose Lapitec® to create kitchens that combine natural stone and sintered stone in novel ways. And these famous brands are joined by a further three major companies that have chosen to work with full-body sintered stone: Scavolini, Effeti, and PoggenPohl. In fact, to date 2017 has proven to be a particularly significant year for Lapitec®, having seen the consolidation of several strategic partnerships including Arredo3, Arrital, Lube and Brummel.