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The Innovation Awards, sponsored by Blum, returned to Birmingham for 2020. Ranging from augmented nano-tech tiling to ovens set to revolutionise the possibilities of cooking, our 10 shortlisted finalists were displayed in an inspiring showcase across specially designed plinths. With over 60 entries and 400 votes, the innovation on show is at the forefront of driving the KBB industry forward.
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The Wirqun NEO Zero Leak tap took the top spot after a panel of judges – including Colin Wong and Andrew Davies – chose the well-designed product as their winner. The Wirquin Neo is a new range of zero-leak traps, which are suitable for basin or sink applications. Designed with patented, bi-injection technology, all its washers are over-moulded onto the body to ensure absolute protection against leaks. The advanced Wirquin NEO system prevents odours and noises by replacing the traditional valve, allowing the pipes to ventilate naturally.
NATUFIA KITCHEN GARDEN
Garnering almost 40% of the 400 visitor votes, the Natufia Kitchen Garden made a lasting impression on the KBB industry. Natufia; the luxury smart home appliance brand – unveiled the world’s first fully integrated and automated hydroponic kitchen garden. The technology automatically maintains light, pH, temperature and water levels in addition to optimising minerals, nutrients and vitamins for the non-GMO certified plants. The product has been specifically designed for the home and therefore removes the risk of pesticides, herbicides or fungicides tainting your produce. This makes for a device that encompasses convenience and environmental benefits.