Innovation Awards

The 2018 Innovation Awards in partnership with Blum UK celebrated innovation in all its forms, from service, logistics, production, construction, materials and processes to the most technologically advanced products from our world leading exhibitors.

The Judges

Our panel of judges selected four winners, supportive of our four themes, each of which were rewarded for their creative thinking with a unique Innovation Award.

Andy Bishop

Andy Bishop

Creative Director, kbb Birmingham, UBM

Hayley Tarrington-Robson

Hayley Tarrington-Robson

Creative Director, Day True

Matthew Walmsley

Matthew Walmsley

National Sales & Marketing Director, Blum UK

Colin Wong

Colin Wong

Creative Director, Development Direct

Ruth Bell

Ruth Bell

Editor, Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

2018 Award Winners

Society

Wirquin

Wirquin Nano 6.7 Basin Waste & Trap

“This product is a functional solution to a big problem; it provides critical storage space whilst reinventing a universal product, which aligns with how bathrooms are used in today’s world.”

Future or fad?

Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds 4D Theatre

“Virtual Worlds’ 4D Theatre is an effective way of challenging how the industry engages with the consumer. VR has a firm place in the future of the industry and there is room for a huge amount of growth within this market.”

Disruption as Opportunity

Multilines Caccaro

Multilines Caccaro Walk-in Wardrobe

“The portable walk-in wardrobe responds well to the growing refurbishment market - offering flexibility across bedroom design. The product also has potential to be used in multiple industries - even in rental properties, making it perfect for urban living.”

Materiality

Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch Siluet with TitanCeram Ceramic Sink Collection

“This product uses technology to overcome the traditional fragility of ceramic surfaces, meeting a long term demand for low profile ceramic in the kitchen sector. This concept is highly adaptable and can be easily transferred between the kitchen and bathroom.”