This year saw the launch of a brand new competition in bathroom design. ‘Future Talents’ is run by brassware manufacturer Triflow Concepts and was held as part of this year’s London Design Festival in September.
The competition aimed to encourage students and designers to submit designs for a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or accessory. Triflow received over 80 entries for the competition which was judges by a panel comprised of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, editor-in-chief of Wallpaper* magazine Tony Chambers, interior designer David Collins and Times columnist Caroline Roux.
The judges chose a shortlist of their favourite five designs, which were then put to a public vote4 on the Triflow stand at 100% Design last month. According to Triflow all entries received great interest, but one design in particular racked up 35 percent of the public vote making it the most popular entry.
‘Trees’ by John Walsh will now be produced by Triflow Concepts and Walsh will receive royalties from sales of the tap as well as walking away with £1500 in prize money.