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Roca receives the Gold 'IF Communication Design Award 2011'

February 22, 2011

The International Forum Design honours Roca’s exhibition space in the last edition of London 100% Design.

Roca has been awarded the Gold 'IF Communications Design Awards 2011' for their stand in the last edition of the London 100% Design exhibition held in September 2010. The awards ceremony will take place on March 18th in the BMW Welt in Munich (Germany).

his award recognizes the innovative approach of Roca's exhibition space, 'The Wave', designed by the German Studio White Void. 'The Wave' surprised everyone who came to Roca's stand for its exceptional design and innovative kinetic installation of 15 linear metres of moving light, composed of 40 blue lights suspended from the ceiling. Thanks to their built-in motors, they move synchronously when they detect movement underneath, simulating the movement of a wave and creating a unique atmosphere.

The IF Communication Design Award is one of the most prestigious international awards in the world of design. The granting of this award reaffirms Roca's role as a global leader in innovation and design, as demonstrated in both their products and their exhibition showcases in major international forums.

 In the last London 100% Design trade fair, Roca also presented the 4th edition of the jumpthegap International Design Contest, that has generated unprecedented interest, with 3,004 entry submissions received from 92 countries.

Nowadays, the participants in the contest have until the 29th April 2011 to present their projects. From that date onwards the judges panel, presided by the architect Ron Arad and comprised of leading lights from the world of architecture and design such as Gilda Bojardi, Javier Mariscal, Marcel Wanders, John Anthony Sahs and Tomek Rygalik, will make their finalists shortlist. The name of the winner will be announced next September in London, the venue chosen for this year's awards ceremony.

The jumpthegap International Design Contest, created by Roca in conjunction with the BDC (Barcelona Design Center), is targeted at professionals and students of architecture and design under the age of 35 from any country around the world. The event provides an important launch platform for young talent, both in Spain and abroad.

About Roca

Roca is the world leader in the definition of bathroom space and a benchmark reference in the world of design.  Currently they are active in more than 135 different countries and have 69 production plants spanning five continents.

In a process of continuous development, Roca is deeply committed to the excellence in the design of its products with the objective of offering their clients spaces in which all five senses encounter unique experiences. Roca's status as world brand leader is reflected in the creation of highly versatile products which are easily adaptable to the habits of consumers all over the world and which offer tailored solutions to all requirements.

At Roca, through a process of continuous research, a future is constructed where design and innovation work together for the well being of everybody.  Roca also works in close collaboration with prestigious designers, architects and interior designers such as Armani, Moneo, Chipperfield, Herzog & de Meuron, Benedito, Giugiaro and Schmidt & Lackner. All this has contributed towards making the Roca brand the ultimate worldwide benchmark reference in the creation of bathroom spaces.

About International Forum Design

The IF Design Awards aim to promote excellence and quality in design. They are also an indicator of internationally recognized quality that certifies outstanding and innovative design. IF has six categories of design awards granted by a panel of experts in the fields of product and communication design.

About jumpthegap®

The Roca International Design Competition jumpthegap® is targeted at young architects and designers under the age of 35.  The winning project and its creator, apart from winning the cash prize, will also earn visibility and acclaim internationally.