Awards

BEST PRODUCT DESIGN

We as FORMANI are always looking to supply innovative, exclusive, and top-quality products. We continue to innovate our designs, and our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We have won many design awards over the years, including RedDot design awards, German design awards, and Iconic awards. Explore some of them below.  

German Design Award 2020
ARC by Piet Boon

Our door handle from the ARC series by Piet Boon was the winner of the German Design Award 2020 ‘Excellent product design’ category. The clean lines and geometric shapes of this series are defined by its no-nonsense appeal. The design was created by dividing a cylinder volume in half, which gives the ARC its characteristic flat side and a side defined by an arc. Our shapely ARC series stood out to the Jury thanks to its powerful lines and tactile properties. The comments from the jury were that ‘the semi-gloss surface emphasizes the shapely, timelessly elegant design of the door handle. At the same time, it creates a very high-quality impression and appeals to the touch’ (German Design Award, 2020). Our ARC series is available in satin stainless steel and PVD satin black. 

ARC by Piet Boon - German Design Award 2020 - ‘Excellent Product Design’
INC by Piet Boon - RedDot Design Award 2019 - category ‘Product Design’

RedDot Design Award 2019
INC by Piet Boon 

Our INC door handle by Piet Boon won this prestigious award in the ‘Product Design’ category in 2019. The INC hardware series is characterized by its smooth curves and excellent grip. The basis of the design is a circular cylinder volume, where flattening the circle and tapering the end resulted in the smooth inclination after which the INC is named. The jury’s comments on the design were that ‘the ingenious design of the INC door handle blends a flowing yet powerful design vocabulary with pleasant haptic properties’ (Red Dot, 2019). Our INC series is available in satin stainless steel or PVD satin black and are therefore suitable for every interior. 
 

German Design Award
Special 2016

TENSE by Bertram Beerbaum


The basis of the FORMANI by Bertram Beerbaum TENSE series design is a cylindrical element to which each lever is attached in its own unique way. This fascinating design was the winner of the German Design Award Special 2016 ‘Excellent product design building’ category and offers a clear, robust, yet chic aesthetic design. The TENSE series is available in the satin stainless steel, satin black and our newest bronze finish. 
 

TENSE by Bertram Beerbaum - German Design Award Special 2016 - category ‘Excellent Product Design Building’
BOSCO by Rosa-Violán - German Design Award 2017 - category ‘Excellent Product Design Building’

German Design Award 2017
Iconic Award 2017

BOSCO by Lázaro Rosa-Violán


The FORMANI BOSCO by Lázaro Rosa-Violán series combines elegance and classicism with a design that offers modern functionalities. Winner of the German Design Awards 2017 ‘Excellent product design building’ category, this classic, vintage design received a great deal of praise from the jury: ‘Thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes, the handles have a striking design of great elegance that highlights features in a sophisticated ambience.’

Besides the German design award, our BOSCO by Lázaro Rosa-Violán series were nominated for this renowned award in 2017. The designer’s vision of ‘opening doors from the past into the future’ is clearly represented in the design of the series. The architectural hardware creates a unique space, having its own personality where people feel comfortable.


The BOSCO series is available in the following finishes: satin stainless steel/satin black, satin stainless steel/marble, polished stainless steel/satin black, polished stainless steel/marble, brass unlacquered /satin black, and brass unlacquered/marble.
 

German Design Award
Special Mention 2015

NOUR by Edward van Vliet

The German Design Council awards the prestigious German Design Award annually in its capacity as an independent and internationally active institute. It honours designers and their unique designs for pioneering products and projects. One of the ‘Special Mention’ winners of the German Design Award 2015 is our NOUR series by Edward van Vliet. 
The NOUR collection is available in satin gold, satin black and polished stainless steel. Thanks to the modular structure, the grips can be replaced and other colours substituted. This allows for a variety of wonderful combinations of polished stainless steel, PVD satin gold, satin black and satin white. 
 

NOUR by Edward van Vliet - German Design Award 2015 ‘Special Mention’
RIBBON by Bob Manders - the trend barometer of the interior industry

Iconic Award 2015
Product winner

RIBBON by Bob Manders


The Iconic Award, also known as ‘the trend barometer of the interior design industry’, praises only the cream of the crop in the furniture and interior design scene, and we were privileged to receive this reward for our Ribbon series by Bob Manders. The RIBBON design is all about an interlinked structure with a continued sense of movement and momentum, where the spaces flow into one another. The design finds its uniqueness in how the parts are welded together as one piece. The design won an Iconic Award in 2015 and is available in the satin black and satin stainless steel finish. 
 

RedDot Design Award 2013
FOLD by Tord Boontje


The ‘Red Dot’ award for high design quality, expressing innovation in form and function in an exemplary manner, was presented to FORMANI FOLD by Tord Boontje. The FOLD range of door handles differs fundamentally from traditional models by innovatively combining the classic components of a door fitting – rosette, neck, and handle – into one single element. This is achieved thanks to an astute system that is mounted in much the same way as a bayonet system. The result: the door appears to float on the door. The jury’s comments: ‘Not only is the technical concept of this door handle innovative, but also the implementation of the design down to the last ingenious detail.’
 

FOLD by Tord Boontje - ‘RedDot Design Award’ high design quality and innovation