TOTO LTD. (Headquarters: Kita-Kyushu-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture; President: Noriaki Kiyota) has received design awards for six of its products as part of the Red Dot Design Award 2021※1, a prestigious international design award scheme. Among the winning products, the TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE24 series for Overseas was selected for the "Best of the Best" award, the highest award generally given to less than 2% of entries in a given year.
The Red Dot Design Award is a prestigious international award that has continued since 1955. Organized by the Design Center North Rhine-Westphalia in Essen, Germany, the awards are granted to products after a rigorous review process conducted by design professionals, taking into account various criteria including innovativeness, functionality and quality. Among the three categories of Product Design, Brands & Communication and Design Concept, TOTO received awards for six products in the Product Design category.
This marks the ninth consecutive year that TOTO has received a Red Dot Design Award. It is also the second time TOTO has been awarded "Best of the Best," after receiving the honor for the first time in 2017. TOTO will continue to pursue the fusion of design and technology to deliver a better life to customers.
※1: Red Dot Design Award
Selection Body: Design Center North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
※2 "WASHLET"and“WASHLET logo”are trademark or registered trademark of TOTO LTD.
Features of the Award-Winning Products
Common Features of the TOUCHLESS FAUCET
TOUCHLESS FAUCET are a hygienic product that can be used with peace of mind by allowing people to wash their hands without coming into contact with surfaces in restroom spaces, thanks to their touchless features. TOTO has improved the design quality of the faucet itself by installing compact sensor by the spout to realize high-performance and comfortable usability. A feature of TOTO faucets is their ability help save water resources, such as by preventing faucets from being left to run.
Common Design Concept (except GM series)
Based on geometric shapes such as circles, ellipses and squares, we pursue forms that are simple yet luxurious with subtle angles and curved surfaces.
■TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE24 series
The design is based around smooth curved surfaces with particular attention given to the smooth oval shape of the faucet opening.
Features of WASHLET
WASHLET was born in Japan in 1980 and is teaching the world a living culture of "washing, not wiping." 40 years since its launch, a total of 55 million had been sold as of February 2021. With the likes of “EWATER+” and TORNADO FLUSH, TOTO toilets appears clean a new everytime.
■ WASHLET G5: SMART TOILET
WASHLET G5 is equipped with a host of features and matches all kinds of bathroom spaces with simple shape in which straight and curved lines coexist. TOTO has paid particular attention to the lid, meticulously designed with digital modeling to draw attention to linear highlights, combining gentle curves with sharpness. Along with advanced cleaning features, the shape eliminates unnecessary irregularities and gaps making it easy to clean.
TOTO's History of Red Dot Design Awards
|2013||WASHLET D Shape|
|2014||Over Head Shower
CI Contemporary Faucets
CII Classic Faucets
|2015||NEOREST RH SMART TOILET
NEOREST Vessel-Type Washbasin
CI Series Bathroom Furniture
|2016||NEOREST DH SMART TOILET|
|2017||GO Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet: Awarded "Best of the Best"
GR Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
|2018||NEOREST NX SMART TOILET GS Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
GA Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
|2019||GM Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
ZA Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
GE Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
GC Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
|2020||NEOREST DH SMART TOILET
TA Vessel Type Washbasin
GB Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
GF Series Single Lever Lavatory Faucet
Conventional Bathtub / Flotation Tub
|2021||TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE24 series: Awarded "Best of the Best"
TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE23 series
TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE25 series
TOUCHLESS FAUCET TLE26 series
TOUCHLESS FAUCET GM Series
WASHLET G5: SMART TOILET