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Italian bathroom ceramic company CIELO has won the prestigious GOOD DESIGN Award 2014 for SLOT, BALL and MINI BALL urinals, designed by 5.5 Designers. Established in 1950 by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design with the aim to select the most innovative and original products and architectures worldwide, The GOOD DESIGN Award 2014 is one of the most important awards in the industry. This win is in addition to the “Red Dot Award: Product Design” 2014 and the ADI Design Index 2014 selection the firm has already picked up.

SLOT, BALL and MINI BALL are versatile design products based on pure geometric forms. They match French creativity with high quality Italian handmade style in a new creative approach for residential and contract bathroom furnishings without forgoing comfort, optimal practicality and ease of mounting and cleaning. The 5.5 Designers, in collaboration with CIELO for the second time, took a fresh approach to an everyday object, creating three versions that stand out for their unexpected styles:

–       SLOT, in a floor-mounted version, is a monolithic block, like a sculptural totem carved by a deep curved slot. Dimensions: 30 x 23 x 147h cm;

–       BALL, in a suspended version, is like a witty sculpture with its generous, soft, pure shape based on the geometry of a circle. Dimensions 54 x 32 x 59h cm;

–       MINI BALL, also in a suspended version, has the same form as Ball, but in smaller dimensions: 47 x 24 x 50h cm.