LUMBERTON, NJ -- Blanco, the German innovator of extraordinary kitchen sinks and faucets, is a 2014 International Design Excellent Awards (IDEA) finalist for the innovative Blanco One sink collection. The One collection offers three new sinks and five innovative accessory kits that combine to form unique customized solutions for cooking, organizing and cleaning.

"We are so excited to have been recognized as a finalist for the 2014 IDEA awards," said Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. "With thousands of entries this year from around the world, we are proud of the fact that the Blanco One collection stainless steel sinks stood out for their functionality, performance and customizable features that fit so many lifestyles."

"This year's IDEA jury had a fairly audacious task judging more than 2,000 entries," said Tad Toulis, 2014 IDEA Jury Chair. "As we made our way through the entries, we had to make tough choices. Be assured that each and every design submitted contributed to a vigorous and thoughtful debate. We congratulate Blanco on their work and for making it to the final round."

IDEA has for 35 years recognized design excellence in products, sustainability, and interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts and welcomed entrees from students to worldwide companies. Winners and finalist showcase the best examples of design insight, talent, passion and design excellence.