Adaptable bathroom and kitchen specialist, Pressalit Care, has won yet another design award for one of its products.
Its Matrix Medium accessible wash basin was presented with the Universal Design Consumer Favourite 2018 from Thomas Bade, CEO of the Institute of Universal Design, when he visited the supplier’s HQ in Ry.
The award is based on evaluations made by a consumer jury, made up of 100 people. These are users of different sex and ages. All participants are informed about the topic of Universal Design and they come from schools, associations and organisations for people with disabilities or elderly people.
The Matrix wash basin is designed with height-adjustability, electrical operating panel, concealed plumbing for optimal hygiene and fully integrated handrails. All of these features combined are intended to create a wash basin capable of fulfilling the needs of users with disabilities.
Pressalit said the product was selected as the winner because the consumer jury was especially impressed with the “easy and intuitive operation of the lifting and lowering process”.
In addition, it was emphasised that the corresponding technology was hardly visibly integrated for this purpose. In total, 75% of the jury rated the Matrix Medium as very good, while 10% rated it as good.
The company said: “At Pressalit, accessibility is one of our key terms when creating products for people with reduced functional ability. We continuously strive to improve our products in order to provide our customers with the best possible solutions.”
Three of Pressalit’s other products recently triumphed at the Red Dot Design Awards in Germany, which recognise design excellence.
The products that were awarded were the PLUS support arm, the Pressalit Spira toilet seat and the Pressalit Projecta Solid Pro toilet seat. Red Dot is recognised international as a stamp of quality when it comes to design.