LUMBERTON, NJ -- Blanco, a German innovator of kitchen sinks and faucets, is a 2015 International Design Excellent Awards (IDEA) finalist for the space-saving Precis medium single sink with drainer. The BlancoPrecis offers a crisp angular design, durable Silgranit II surface and a unique wave-shaped integrated stainless grid that effectively doubles the drying area when the grid sits on the sink's functional ledge.

"We are so honored to have been recognized as a finalist for the 2015 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 BlancoPrecis made its mark and stood out for its truly innovative and space-saving design."

More than 1,700 products from around the world are entered for IDEA 2015, as the competition marks its 35th year and IDEA celebrates its 50th anniversary. 

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.