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GRAFF Wins Prestigious DPHA Innovative Product Award l Retail Observer


The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association (DPHA) – the industry’s leading trade association, recently honored manufacturers GRAFF, Native Trails and ThermaSol (all of which are represented by the Los Angeles-based advertising and public relations firm DRS and Associates) with awards for innovation in design. The companies were recognized during DPHA’s Annual Conference and Product Showcase in the following categories:

GRAFF received the Innovative Plumbing Product of the Year – Water Delivery award for its Ametis collection. Designed in collaboration with Davide Oppizzi, Ametis challenges what we know of faucet and shower design with its unique shape and configuration. Fluid and sensuous, Ametis guides the water through the gentle curves of the faucet, providing a visual representation of the idea that life is a cycle. Equipped with an electronic system comprised of a colored ring which changes from red to blue (and vice versa) depending on changes in the water temperatures, Ametis is the future of faucet technology.

Native Trails received the Innovative Furniture Product of the Year award for its Halcyon Vanity. From the brand’s recently launched Renewal Series and sporting 100% Bamboo content, this piece showcases the material’s beauty by combining Caramel and Woven Strand in a unique, compact contemporary design.

ThermaSol received the Innovative Accessory Product of the Year award for its Solitude Mobile Application. When synched with an easily installed module that turns the ThermaSol ProSeries™ and AF Series steam shower generators into a network peripheral, the Solitude Mobile App allows users to control all functions of their ThermaSol steam shower systems (including generator maintenance, light and music, temperature settings and more) from anywhere within the home’s Wi-Fi network via iPhone, Android and wireless tablet devices.