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Thanks to the trust placed in us by many manufacturers, our portal is now recognized both nationally and internationally. In fact, there are already many internationally recognized and established companies in the sector, including the AIPEF group (Italian Flexible Expanded Polyurethanes Companies) which promotes scientific information on the use of flexible polyurethane foam in the sectors in which it is used.

Franke wins five Red Dot Design Awards 2022
Franke achieves a notable success this year at the Red Dot Design Award 2022, one of the most important international design competitions that highlights the most innovative concepts. Five were in fact the awards that the expert jury awarded to Franke Home Solutions: the Active Twist Black Matt mixer tap and the coordinated Kubus 2 sink were awarded the "Red Dot: Best of the Best", in the Product Design category, the most prestigious award of the competition, reserved for products that stand out for their exceptional design and are able to set new standards in the sector.


Innovative and cutting-edge products

Franke Home Solutions has received awards for all of its competing products.The Red Dot in the Product Design category went to the All-In food preparation flexible system, already awarded by the Kitchen Innovation Award 2022, and to the Maris Black Matt gas hob. In addition, the Maris bowls in Fragranite and the Smart Suspended hoods in all colors were awarded.

These prestigious awards demonstrate Franke’s continued commitment to innovate and enhance the value of its offering: the brand is in fact the leading manufacturer of an integrated system able to offer a complete range of solutions for the kitchen, from sinks and mixers to top class appliances.

Walter Albé, Vice President R&D and Category Management at Franke Home Solutions, commented on the results: "We are very honored to receive several Red Dot awards again this year.A t Franke, we are committed to creating products that become reference points for timeless and contemporary design, innovative and avant-garde, with a quality and functionality of the highest level - which constitute a single integrated system for all customer needs " .


Active Twist Black Matt mixer

The Active Twist Black Matt mixer offers an innovative way to fill and empty the sink: it is equipped with a revolutionary device which, integrated with the mixer itself, connects it with the sink. Once activated, the device operates the exhaust outlet. In this way the water flows easily, safely and hygienically.

In addition to technological innovation, Franke provides a functional and elegant design: Active Twist creates a cleaner look on the worktop, with a fluid and curved aesthetic with rounded edges, which make it a very easy to clean mixer and can be combined with a wide range of Franke sinks.

The mixer is also equipped with an ECO cartridge designed to limit both flow and temperature, actively helping to save water and energy. The gradual movement of the double-click lever of Active Twist allows the mixer to dispense the right amount of water with sufficient pressure, ensuring savings in use of up to 50%. In addition, thanks to the temperature limiter inside the ECO cartridge, the degree of hot water used can be adjusted.


Kubus 2 sink: perfectly integrated and highly functional

The Kubus 2 sink, available in many carefully selected Fragranite finishes, including Black Matt, is perfectly integrated and highly functional.

The large sink bowl offers more space to easily clean and manage even large objects; in addition, the integrated protrusion for accessories allows the use of specially designed sink complements to simplify work in the kitchen.

Black Matt, a refined, modern and timeless finish

All the products awarded with the Red Dot, the Active Twist mixer, the Kubus 2 sink, the Maris bowl in Fragranite, the Maris gas hob and the Smart Suspended hood are available in the special and elegant Black Matt finish, so that every kitchen element can be part of a coordinated design offer. Black Matt completes the Franke color range with a deep black finish and a smooth, harmonious surface.

In the photo the winning products at the Red Dot Design Awards 2022: the Active Twist Black Matt mixer and the Kubus 2 sink together with the Maris Black Matt gas hob and the Smart Suspended hood.

LG built-in appliances: new collection combines energy efficiency, functionality and design

Presented at IFA 2023, the range includes InstaView™ ovens, QuadWash™ dishwashers, induction hobs, combi fridges and microwave ovens
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
Publication date: 04/09/2023

Elica hoods win the Red Dot Design Award, the Plus X Award and the A'Design Award

Prestigious awards to three products that stand out for innovation, creativity and design
Category: kitchen hoods
Publication date: 18/06/2021
Company: Elica S.p.A

Fulgor Milano: 70 years of excellence and innovation in the world of cooking

Household appliances with rigorous aesthetics and high technology
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 03/10/2019
Company: Fulgor Milano

Colour is the protagonist in Franke's home appliance collections

Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 12/04/2019

The super metallic colour collection for Franke Fragranite sinks

Four new shades designed to enhance the kitchen and its design
Category: Kitchen sinks
Publication date: 15/05/2018

Category: Mixers for sinks
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Company: FIMA Carlo Frattini S.P.A

Frames Collection by Franke: sinks, hobs, ovens, cooker hoods

67 technological, efficient and sophisticated items for creating your ideal kitchen
Category: Built-in appliances
Publication date: 08/09/2017

Design and innovation in the kitchen taps Fima kitchen

Three practical and ergonomic mixers for a contemporary kitchen 
Category: Mixers for sinks
Publication date: 16/12/2015


Ovens, hobs, chimney hoods and sinks with mixer coordinated in an exclusive finish.
Category: built-in ovens for the kitchen
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