Franz Viegener’s Groovy Wins Architectural Products Product Innovation Award


CHICAGO, IL – Franz Viegener, designers and manufacturers of luxury faucets and fixtures for hospitality, commercial and residential markets, is proud to announce that its Groovy collection of bathroom fixtures has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2023 Architectural Products Product Innovation Award (PIA.)

This annual awards program identifies several innovative solutions now available to help architects create beautiful, unique, and high-performance projects. Now in its 13th year, the award received a record-breaking number of submissions, nearly 80 products illustrating impressive innovation in terms of form, functionality, or sustainability.

Winning products spanned a variety of categories including new masonry, decorative metal, cladding, glass, photovoltaics, safety and security, site furnishings, acoustics, lighting and more. “We are thankful for all the companies that entered products for consideration. We are grateful for our esteemed panel of judges who took the time to review these products and explain what they found to be innovative or interesting,” said Architectural Products’ Editor in Chief Jeanette Pitts. “Their insights are such a critical piece of what makes the Product Innovation Awards unique and informative for our readers.”

Winning products will be profiled in the 2023 November/December issue of Architectural Products. Franz Viegener’s Groovy collection is a perfect example of innovation in form and functionality. Named for its deep grooves and aesthetically pleasing curves, the Groovy Collection is a model of the brand’s expertise in precision engineering and streamlined design. Groovy pushes the boundaries of luxury bathroom fittings, injecting a chic and sophisticated sense of style into any environment it inhabits. The sleek, distinctive silhouette pays homage to the infamous 1960’s quip, “groovy” as well as the coinciding resurgence of art deco design.

Extremely precise, yet impossibly fluid, the all-brass fixtures are just as utilitarian as they are stylish. The texture and complexity of the grooves only adds to the allure of the collection – the perfect addition to a sophisticated interior. While faucets and spouts feature continuous grooves from base to spout, thermostatic valves, freestanding tub fillers, and hardware feature carefully placed accent grooves that provide continuity of design without overshadowing the heroes of the collection – the lavatory faucet and mounted tub filler.

Groovy is available in 12 finishes including new Satin Black PVD and Polished Brass PVD ensuring durability and lasting beauty.