Buildmat has used all the knowledge that it’s gained from the feedback of customers, builders, interior designers and architects to find out what the most underutilised area of the kitchen was and how we could improve that. That’s where the story began of how Buildmat won the International Architecture Masterprize Product Design Award of 2020.
The Architecture MasterPrize is an international initiative with the mission to advance the appreciation of quality architectural design worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, the group has a panel of esteemed jury of architects and leaders in the architecture world and as part of the competition they will select Product Designs that the jury believes has demonstrated innovation, excellent functionality and overall design excellence.
Buildmat Kitchen sinks are created with a strong customer focus and we are continually updating our product range. 2020 saw us tackle one of the most difficult problems to solve in the kitchen: wasted space. All the feedback that had been given to us, we had found that the most common problem was trying to utilise the awkward corner in the kitchen.
What customers found was there wasn’t a kitchen sink in the market that had the modern aesthetics that allowed it to be overmount or undermount on the bench top while still keeping a symmetrical design. We have tried to allow someone to choose both with our Buildmat kitchen corner sink.
The design will allow people to maximise the use of small kitchens and also being able to replace current sinks with a more modern design often allows people to just replace the sink as part of their renovation with out having to replace their entire kitchen to achieve an aesthetic refresh of their kitchen
A kitchen corner sink traditionally looked a bit awkward and was never appealing, leaving a renovator either having to choose between functionality or design aesthetics of their kitchen. We have tried to allow someone to choose both with our Buildmat kitchen corner sink.
Other Category Winners
Winner in Bathroom Category
Created by Grohe AG from Düsseldorf, Germany
For its new Atrio collection GROHE draws on the circle, as the most elemental and elegant form to create an iconic object that is built to last. Its sleek, cylindrical form is the same diameter from the base to the top, while the spout itself curves in the perfect arc of a semi-circle, every element complementing each other to create a powerful single visual statement. Crafted with care and hand-assembled, Atrio meets the highest standards of engineering and performance.
Winner in Windows, Doors & Hardware Category
THINLINE 2500 SLIDING DOOR
Created by Skyline from Simi Valley, United States
A state-of-the-art sliding system that explores the structural properties of glass, enabling the execution of large glazed areas with the use of minimal profiles. Unlike traditional sliding systems, glass is the THINLINE series structural component.
This takes away the need for all unwanted elements that compose a traditional sliding system, by embedding the frame in the walls, floor, and ceiling, enabling an expanded and visually unobstructed perspective. Its 3/4" vertical profiles keep a consistent, unifying and almost imperceptible connection between panels.