GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen taps, has been unveiled as the Wallpaper* Smart Space Awards 2022 winner in the “Best Sustainable Step Forward” category.

“Sustainability is embedded in our DNA and Cradle to Cradle Certified® provides us with a framework to look at the life cycle of products in a new light” says Raj Mistry, Leader Marketing, LIXIL EMENA and GROHE UK.

“We’re delighted that our continued efforts to demonstrate that circular products can be commercially viable has been recognised by a voice as iconic as Wallpaper*.” 

Standing for quality, technology, design, and sustainability, GROHE says it actively researches and actions methods of bringing meaningful products to market, while guaranteeing they leave behind a healthy planet for future generations. Four of its bestselling products are Cradle-to-Cradle Certified® at the Gold Level.

The products were assessed towards this global leading standard for safe, circular, and equitable products, across the performance categories of Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy & Carbon Management, Water Stewardship, and Social Fairness. This certification confirms that GROHE has manufactured these products with the potential to be re-used endlessly, offering a whole new take on the concept of recycling. The Cradle to Cradle Certified® approach to product design enables GROHE to drastically reduce the use of new resources, as a product is designed and manufactured with the intent of using its components in its end-of-life-phase for the creation of new products, resulting in the ultimate sustainable solution.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® products from GROHE

GROHE’s bestselling taps, GROHE BauEdge S-Size, GROHE Eurosmart S-Size, GROHE Eurosmart Kitchen and the GROHE Tempesta shower rail set are now Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Gold level, meeting one of the certification’s highest requirements. In addition, the sustainable impact of GROHE BauEdge and GROHE Eurosmart basin mixer is enhanced with SilkMove ES technology, where ES stands for energy-saving. The technology prevents the unnecessary use of hot water by supplying only cold water with the lever in the middle position, while GROHE’s core water-saving technology, EcoJoy, is also integrated throughout the range, further heightening the sustainable credentials of all products.

About Wallpaper

Wallpaper* is a leading voice across design, technology, and innovative interiors. It describes the Smart Space Awards, which are now in their second year, as “created to celebrate and explore what’s new and emerging in product design, with a weather eye on goods that will go the distance and give good service and lasting pleasure.