Success is pleasing – and encouraging: this is not the first time a sink made by the kitchen technology specialist Blanco has received two internationally important design awards, the iF product design award 2010 and the red dot design award 2010. This recognition has now also been shown to the Blancoalaros sink design. And it’s actually no surprise, because it links form and functionality with particular skill and appeal. The formal spaciousness and asymmetrical construction with the wing-like geometry of the two drainboards create the very balanced appearance of Alaros.
The unmistakeable appearance is in fact what gives the sink its name: derived from “ala” (Latin for “wing”), Blancoalaros 6 S is a unique interpretation of the sensuous harmony of symmetrical shapes. The pleasant silky-stony feel is just one of the unbeatable properties of the composite material Silgranit PuraDur II. The material consists mainly of natural stone, and is also notable for being wonderfully easy to care for and extremely hardwearing.
In combination with the retractable mixer tap Blancoeloscope-F II and sink accessories, Alaros scores a triumph in both design and function. When the mixer tap is down, the central XL single bowl and lowered tap ledge can be completely covered by elegant, frosted glass cutting boards. The exceptional sink concept is also notable for other cleverly designed and perfectly fitting accessories: the structured stainless steel tray, for instance, can be used either as an additional surface in the sink or as an attractive trivet on the table. And the Blancocarrier, also made of stainless steel, can be hung in the sink to fill steamer dishes and to carry the containers to the steamer and the table.
Alaros is another product by Blanco that can be used by kitchen planners and interior designers to implement their sophisticated, individual kitchen designs appropriately in the sink area. Udo Heckelsberger, marketing director BLANCO: “These two high quality design awards for Alaros will further encourage us in our endeavours to offer our partners products that enable them to plan kitchens on the highest architectural level.”