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Ron Arad and Javier Mariscal jumped the gap Playing Ping Pong in a Successful Award Ceremony Full of Surprises

November 8, 2011

The project In&Out wins jumpthegap® Roca international Design Competition and stars in an amazing Award Ceremony. Most successful participation in the 4th edition of the Competition: 3,004 applicants from 92 countries.

Big efforts bring great results. Ron Arad and Javier Mariscal invited the winner of the 4th Edition of the international competition, jumpthegap®, Michael Warykiewicz, to join them in the mad Gala Ceremony created by Roca for the Award Ceremony, which brought together VIP's from the media and the design and architecture world. That was what they were cooking.

Following a difficult voting process due to a hugely successful level of participation at this year's edition (3,004 entries from 92 countries), the judges panel for the 4th edition of jumpthegap® Roca International Design Contest has chosen the project In&Out, created by the young 27 year old Polish designer, Michal Warykiewicz

Michal Warykiewicz's proposal consists of a highly innovative solution for the bathroom space; an original shower unit which can be used in the house as well as the garden. To achieve this function the shower is built on a circular base with two columns that hold semi-circular screens or partitions. A noiseless hydraulic engine allows the shower unit to revolve 180º so that it can be used both as a refreshing garden shower and as a normal shower inside the bathroom space itself. In both cases, a liquid crystal system provides adequate opacity to the shower screens, thus allowing for complete privacy.

As is already tradition in this competition, the Awards Ceremony was held in London. On this occasion however, the ceremony has been held in a surprising and unique framework; the Roca London Gallery. This gallery, designed by the Zaha Hadid Architects studio, is not just a visual space but instead uses precision and control to help visitors better understand the relationship between the architecture of the space itself and the design of Roca bathroom products.

The awards ceremony marks the climax of the 4th edition which, thanks to the high number of submissions for the competition, reaffirms this initiative, promoted by Roca in conjunction with the BCD (Barcelona Centre de Disseny), as one of the most relevant design competitions worldwide. Roca starts cooking the 5th edition!

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