The ISY by Zucchetti collection, designed by Matteo Thun with Antonio Rodriguez, wins the 2011 Green GOOD DESIGN Award.
The GOOD DESIGN program was founded in Chicago in 1950 by a group of visionary designers and architects, headed by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, as a way to reward innovative and original products and architectures worldwide. In 2009, The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre added a new dimension to the historic annual GOOD DESIGN program by introducing a separate edition to the annual awards to promote a greater understanding of the need to develop a global design that was not just “Good” but also “Green.” The Green GOOD DESIGN idea is to point attention on designers, architects, and manufacturers who are making a superior job in terms of protecting our environment, encouraging sustainability and recycling, using smart materials, conserving resources.
A very important achievement for ISY, a product that from the very beginning has made eco-sustainability, materials and energy saving its own strengths. Presented by Zucchetti Rubinetteria 10 years ago, ISY is a real water management system, a project involving reduction, born to simplify and rationalize shapes and materials. This innovative collection has obtained the highest production efficiency and has been a veritable revolution in the world of taps.
To manufacture Isy 50% less metal than traditional taps is used; thanks to a reduced cartridge the water flow is from 30% to 60% lower than standard values, but however ensures a full and comfortable jet. The packaging is realized in 100% recyclable material, for a minimal impact on the environment.
The Zucchetti.Kos Group has always been sensitive to the issue of environmental sustainability and it constantly researches technological solutions capable of allowing water saving and energy. The primary aim is always to optimize production processes and plants, with particular attention to the preservation of environmental resources.