Ideal Standard’s Intellimix® wins global design awards

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Ideal Standard’s Intellimix® – a smart, sustainable solution for superior hygiene in shared spaces – has won two coveted international design awards, the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2021 and the iF DESIGN AWARD 2021. Both awards recognise the highest standards of quality, innovation and functionality from product manufacturers across the globe.

Designed to dispense both soap and water with every use, Intellimix is 100 per cent touch-free, guaranteeing improved hygiene standards in public washrooms. Ideal for offices, leisure facilities and other high-traffic environments, such as shopping centres, hotels and restaurants, the fitting has a clean, modern design and is also environmentally friendly, saving on resources and reducing waste.

Intellimix delivers an optimised digital wash cycle including soap and water every time with the in-built TFT screen displaying clear instructions to enhance the handwashing experience. It can also be set to display a company logo or advertising image during idle times, while offering enhanced design freedom, with the fitting available in Chrome and Black Onyx versions.

Despite delivering an optimum volume of soap with every wash for improved hygiene, Intellimix actually reduces the overall amount of soap and water typically used in washrooms with traditional fittings, minimising waste and generating cost savings of up to 80 per cent on soap and 85 per cent on water.

It was this revolutionary take on handwashing and the product’s innovative design features that led the independent panel of judges at both awards to grant Intellimix the prestigious accolades.
With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. Since its inception in 1955, the sought-after distinction Red Dot’ has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Meanwhile, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design for 67 years and is one of the most important design prizes in the world, receiving more than 10,000 entries this year alone.
Bert Depiere, vice president of fittings at Ideal Standard, said: “We are delighted that Intellimix has been recognised by awarding bodies so revered in the design community. For years, these awards have shone a light on the very best in design and we’re proud to be amongst their recipients this year. Now, more than ever, shared spaces need to be designed to protect users’ health and wellbeing. Winning these awards is a clear acknowledgement that Intellimix represents an important step forward when it comes to raising hygiene standards in public washrooms, while of course improving sustainability and enriching the handwashing experience for end users.”

From 22 June 2021, Intellimix will be showcased in the exhibition ’Design on Stage’ in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.
For more information about Intellimix, visit: Intellimix

Sleek Design Meets High Performance Conservation at this Year’s ISH Tradeshow

Frankfurt, Germany

March 11, 2019

In partnership with our long standing European partner, Ideal Standard, Falcon Water Technologies is proud to showcase the latest technological water conservation advancements for the commercial restroom at the biannual ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany from March 11-15, 2019. ISH is the world’s leading trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings and the foremost showcase for sanitary installations, intelligent living and innovative building solutions.

Located in Hall 3.1 C11, Ideal Standard’s booth will feature the latest in our international innovation collaborations that merge revolutionary sanitary advancements and user interactivity with best in class conservation technologies. Featured advancements include the Intelimix faucet system and the Hybrid urinal range of products.

The Intelimix faucet system is the culmination of a two-year intensive engineering partnership, resulting in the ultimate in high-end architectural finish, the most hygienic user experience and the best total cost of ownership, truly a win-win for all building stakeholders. In addition to the Intelimix faucet

system, the Hybrid urinal range of products will be featured. Jointly developed with IPee, Ideal Standard and Falcon Water Technologies, the Hybrid urinal range is the most advanced urinal available featuring superior automatic sensing technology. The second to none sensory technology has the ability to differentiate between different types of liquids in the bowl and is completely invisible to the end user, providing the ultimate in sleek minimal design and the best protection from vandalism. All Hybrid urinal models utilize Falcon’s patent prot

ected HPKV membrane technology allowing for a high flow and full flush while protecting restrooms from odors and other gas flowing backwards in between timed or intermittent flush cycles.

We invite you to come check out our groundbreaking technologies at ISH this year and look forward to sharing with you the latest in cutting-edge, high performance, conservation technologies marrying sleek interactive design with elevated sustainability practices for commercial buildings.


Los Angeles, CA – June 20th, 2017

As a company committed to changing the world by developing revolutionary, technology-driven products that conserve our Earth’s precious fresh water supply and to use the power of our business and products to help solve local social and environmental problems, Falcon Waterfree Technologies is proud to announce our partnership with Imagine H2O. Falcon Waterfree Technologies joins Imagine H2O’s Beta Partnership program, a global network of over 50 utilities, municipalities and private companies committed to deploying water innovation. Through the engagement, Falcon Waterfree Technologies will access water technology startups to explore partnership and deployment opportunities.

Imagine H2O, the water innovation accelerator, empowers people to deploy and develop innovation to solve water challenges globally. By partnering industry and policy experts with a global network of customers and investors, Imagine H2O has become a proven path-to-market for emerging water technology businesses. Since 2009, Imagine H2O’s accelerator has helped over 80 innovative companies win customers and receive more than 1 in every 10 dollars of early stage investment in the water sector.

“Devoted to engineering water technologies that provide solutions for international communities, we are extremely excited to partner with Imagine H2O to help strategically support entrepreneurs bringing cutting edge water conservation products to the market.” stated Simon A. Davis, President and CEO of Falcon Waterfree Technologies. “We are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations like Imagine H2O that share our vision for conservation through innovation.”

“Adding Falcon Waterfree Technologies to Imagine H2O’s Beta Partners program strengthens our organization’s ability to identify and scale new innovations that will conserve our most precious resource – water,” explains Scott Bryan, President of Imagine H2O.

To Falcon, this represents a continued commitment to develop partnerships with quality institutions and nonprofits that are value and mission aligned to help address both environmental and social welfare through innovation and forward thinking.

For more information about this partnership, please contact:

Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Andrea Chase
Marketing & Product Director
2255 Barry Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Imagine H2O
Nashelley Kaplan-Dailey
Program Manager
212 Sutter #200
San Francisco, CA 94108

Falcon CEO Simon A. Davis Discusses The Future of California’s Conservation Efforts

Los Angeles, California. May 01, 2017

The Los Angeles Business Journal, the award-winning newspaper that highlights successes in the LA economy, today featured in their section LABJ Forum, our President & CEO, Simon A. Davis to answer if California should continue its conservations efforts despite the State’s Governor, Jerry Brown, declaring an end to the drought.  Click here to read the full quote: Los_Angeles_Business_Journal (2017-05-01)_page46 (1)




Falcon Helps Ideal Standard Develop Cutting-Edge Products

Hull, United Kingdom -April 03th, 2017

Bathroom specialist, Ideal Standard International, has decided to undergo an evolution by investing in product innovation.Falcon Waterfree Technologies is proud to help Ideal Standard develop cutting edge products such as the Intellimix, a touch-free tap, which dispenses soap and water from a single device, and a splash-free basin designed with healthcare settings in mind.  Click here to read more

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Falcon Strengthens Ideal Standard’s Innovation Efforts

Yorkshire, United Kingdom – March 30th, 2017

Our global partner, Ideal Standard is set to invest £100m over the next three years as part of their long term growth strategy in three major areas: manufacturing and technology and production capacity, customer service and product innovation. Falcon Waterfree Technologies is supporting Ideal Standard throughout this evolution, and launched this year at ISH, Intellimix, a touch-free tap delivering soap and water from a single device and a ‘minimal splash’ basin.  Click here to read more

Torsten Türling, chief executive officer of Ideal Standard International
Torsten Türling, chief executive officer of Ideal Standard International

Gastronomie & Hotelliere Magazine Features Falcon’s Intellimix

Frankfurt, Germany – March 23rd, 2017

Gastronomie & Hotelliere, a magazine highlighting the latest trends in the gastronomy and hotel industry, promoted Falcon’s Intellimix faucet launched this year at ISH 2017 through our partner Ideal Standard. Intellimix is a sustainable and user-friendly faucet that goes automatically through a wash cycle with an innovative soap mechanism built-in.  Click here to read the full article


DesignMena Promotes Falcon’s Intellimix at ISH Frankfurt 2017

Frankfurt, Germany – March 19th, 2017

DesignMena, a website dedicated to architecture, interiors and industrial design, featured today the latest developments in design, as well as sustainable technologies at ISH 2017. Intellimix is recognized as a standout of the new water-efficient and technology-driven solutions. We are so proud to have developed the Intellimix along Ideal Standard for the European market. Click here to read more. 


Falcon Supports Ideal Standard Innovation Launches at ISH 2017

Frankfurt, Germany – March 18th, 2017

Ideal Standard has partnered with Falcon Waterfree Technologies to bring innovative Intellimix tap technology to ISH 2017.  Below is the full press release on the Intellimix product, along with other saavey innovations Ideal Standard launched this year at the world’s leading fair for restroom building.


Ideal Standard focusing on Serving Professionals with Water Expertise

Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, had a strong presence again this year at ISH 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany (HALL 3.1, Booth C11). ISH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for The Bathroom Experience, Building Services, Energy, Air Conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies, which was held at Messe Frankfurt’s Exhibition Centre, was a great platform for us to show an impressive display of our latest product launches and innovations, as well as – and this is very important – introduce our new strategy.

For more than 100 years, Ideal Standard has shaped the sanitary industry with leading innovation. Products like the single-lever tap, the rimless toilet or the ultra-flat shower tray were pioneered by us. We are uniquely positioned with deep-rooted engineering and manufacturing expertise in the Ceramic as well as in the Taps & Fittings product categories, providing high-quality residential, commercial and healthcare bathroom solutions.

As shown by our recently published preliminary 2016 financial results, Ideal Standard is on a growth path. Sales reached €739m in 2016 and reported EBITDA results grew by 14% to €81m. As we continue to advance the company, we are building on a strong legacy and are investing in further growth and value creation for our customers.

Professionals are at the heart of the sanitary industry. If you’re an architect, contractor or plumber, in a company big or small, you want solutions to meet your needs. Your clients ask you for better sustainability and enhanced experience; great design with great functionality. That’s why we’re making it our mission to Serve Professionals with Water Expertise. And we’re investing heavily in new products and ways of working, with a full pipeline of innovation ahead.

Connected Intelligence

Global megatrends have a significant impact on the use of our most precious resource, Water. Demographic changes, the need for greater sustainability, the fight against infection in healthcare environments and the increasing digitalisation of our lives require more holistic solutions. Solutions Ideal Standard makes possible through what we call Connected Intelligence.

Our next wave of innovations addresses these global megatrends. Our residential bathroom solutions provide unprecedented convenience & flexibility, our commercial solutions stand out with cost efficiency and durability and our healthcare solutions look deeper into infection control and provide uncompromising hygiene.

But we invest in more than just product innovation. We are creating a different experience of doing business with Ideal Standard, making it easy and convenient to connect with us, across categories, through enhanced digital interfaces and value added service. Helping our professional customers advance their business, this is what Connected Intelligence means for Ideal Standard. To connect them with solutions that respond to their challenges and meet their needs, that make more effective use of water, are easier to install, more durable or use innovative materials and shapes.

Largest investments in 10 years

As a company, we realize that corporate strategies can’t just be mission statements. That’s why we have committed significant resources to the implementation of our strategy and are making the largest investment our business has seen in ten years.

Over the course of the next three years, we will invest considerable funds in three specific areas that truly add value for our customers: Investments in manufacturing technology and production capacity to ensure we can support our customers’ growth; investments in product innovation to help our customers differentiate and respond to their client needs; and investments in Customer Service, with a particular emphasis on digital tools like Building Information Modeling (BIM) which will drive significant improvement in building efficiency.

Innovation stream at ISH

Continuing on our strong innovation legacy, Ideal Standard premieres a number of innovative product solutions this year at ISH:

Intellimix is a touch-free tap delivering both soap and water from a single device, saving more than 50%  of water and soap and at the same time providing a never seen before user hand-washing experience and intuitive user interface. Intellimix sets a new benchmark in total cost of ownership and sustainability.
After years of clinical research we launch a powerful combination to fight against the spread of bacteria in healthcare environments. The Markwik 21+ tap in combination with the Contour 21+ basin reduces splashing by more than 90% through its patented Hydrofin at the base of the basin. The unique combination of materials used and internal water flow design of our Markwik 21+ tap, as well as its fully demountable components, guarantees bacteria are eliminated.
Excellent for both residential and hotel applications, Connect Air is our newest launched suite consisting of ceramics, furniture, bathtubs and shower trays, featuring our award winning revolutionary Aquablade® flush technology that sets unprecedented standards in toilet hygiene and water efficiency.
As another ideal addition suitable for the residential and hotel area, we introduce our new Ipalyss™ vessel range featuring Ideal Standard’s latest innovation in ultra-thin ceramic material, Diamatec. This patented new material was developed using a unique blend of specially refined materials, resulting in exceptional robustness that allows designers to achieve the near impossible: extremely thin, straight edges that are extremely robust and durable. The striking aesthetics of our Ipalyss™ range were developed in collaboration with the award-winning British designer, Robin Levien and his design studio Studio Levien.

Commenting on today’s news, Torsten Türling, Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Standard International: “This year’s ISH is not like any other exhibition. It represents a milestone in the evolution of our company. We present our sharpened long term strategy that represents what we stand for as a company. Our path forward is clear: making significant investments in growth, focusing on the needs of our professional customers and driving innovation through Connected Intelligence. I am also grateful for the trust and support from our investors, who are as confident as we are in our future and have provided additional funding to grow the company. Ultimately for us it’s all about delivering value for our customers.”

Bathroom Review Introduces Falcon’s Intellimix at ISH 2017

West Sussex, UK- March 16th, 2017

Bathroom Review, an online magazine featuring the latest news, ideas and products from bathroom companies from the United Kingdom, promoted Intellimix, our new water technology, created alongside our global partner Ideal Standard.

Described as a in one state-of-the-art device, Intellimix is a fully automated faucet that provides the perfect mix of soap and water, eliminating spillage and wastage.

Below is the full review on the Intellimix, available in the European market through Ideal Standard’s Armitage Shanks.

Armitage Shanks’s introduce pioneering Intellimix at ISH

Intellimix is a fully automated and highly efficient soap and water outlet, expertly combined in one state-of-the-art device.

Itellimix technology regulates the overall amount of soap and water used, eliminating spill and wastage. Soap usage is reduced by almost 50% and, combined with a reduction in water usage of as much as 50%, Intellimix translates to a dramatically reduced total cost of ownership.

Intellimix’s tilted design optimizes visibility of the user interface and facilitates easy servicing. It can be mounted to a variety of different sink forms and is easily serviced via smartphone for a seamless and efficient maintenance process.

Intellimix is the latest example of Armitage Shanks dedication to providing the cutting edge of efficiency and sustainability. In the 1960s, Armitage Shanks revolutionized water management in the bathroom with the introduction of the Ceramic Disc Cartridge, which brought an end to dripping taps. The company’s many innovations also include the patented CLICK technology water-saving mechanical stop, which reduces water consumption by up to 50%. Intellimix is the next step in Armitage Shanks industry defining evolution.

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