Vieser’s design innovation, the round Vieser Dot drain cover made from Accoya wood, has been awarded an honorary mention in this year’s Fennia Prize 20 design competition. The Fennia Prize competition and award were established by Fennia and Design Forum Finland in 1989 to foster innovative design and boost companies’ competitive edge. Today, Fennia Group and the pension insurance company Elo are responsible for the award as partners, with the goal of promoting companies’ growth and the well-being of work communities. The award winners are selected by an independent jury of international design experts? and the award criteria and high quality of design are the only basis for receiving the award.
The Vieser Dot cover was designed by designer Saku Sysiö of the design and innovation company Aivan. Saku’s imaginative approach and bold visual statement were the perfect match with Vieser’s new strategy powered by design. ”We are changing people’s conceptions – making floor drain covers a part of shower room design and architecture,” says Saku Sysiö. This changing role and strong, visible presence in bathrooms is what the Vieser Dot cover is all about. The Dot cover represents Finnish design expertise, because, in addition to the design, its manufacture also takes place in Finland. As all of Vieser’s products, the design covers are made from start to finish in Ostrobothnia, Finland.
Vieser Dot brings wood to bathroom floors
The Vieser Dot cover’s material is Accoya wood, which is suitable for use in shower rooms, is sustainably grown and has been granted the Nordic Swan Ecolabel. The cover is available either oiled, which gives the wood a warm tone, or treated with white wax to achieve a lighter end result. The diameter of the wooden cover is a whopping 600 mm and the idea is for the person in the shower to stand on the cover – with a round rainfall shower head as the perfect complement.
The carefully considered details are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional design at its best. The warm wood feels pleasant underfoot and when the running water hits the cover, it creates a softer soundscape – transforming the daily shower into a luxurious experience. This enables the creation of a spa-like feel and allows people to take pleasure in small moments, in their own bathrooms. Another factor to consider is that Vieser Dot, just like all of Vieser’s design covers, is compatible with the efficient and reliable basic Vieser One floor drain. No special drain solutions are required.
“We are delighted and grateful to have received the honorary mention. We have worked long and hard on our design products and, as a company, we have made high-quality design one of the drivers of our new strategy. It is wonderful to see that this brave new direction and its fruit, Vieser Dot, are receiving positive recognition in the form of the respected Fennia Prize honorary mention. We are equally happy to see how enthusiastically our design products have been received at the customer interface and by our professional partners across the field. Vieser’s design products are, after all, always a union of state-of-the-art design and flawless function. We want our customers to enjoy a first-class design product that stands the test of time, care-free. . This remains our guiding policy and our promise to our customers also going forward.”
– Annika Jyllilä-Vertigans, CEO, Vieser
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Finnish company Vieser offers unique design gratings and high-quality floor drain solutions for the needs of construction professionals and interior designers and to inspire and delight homeowners. The products have been manufactured in Ostrobothnia, Finland, since 1973. Around six million Vieser floor drains have been installed and Vieser is active in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Estonia.