KRAUS USA’s KORE™ Workstation Sinks Win Red Dot Award for High Design Quality

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Posted: April 22, 2021


Port Washington, NY – The international jury of the Red Dot Product Design Award has awarded Kore™ Workstation Sinks with Gunmetal PVD Finish the distinction “Red Dot”, which stands for high design quality, in the category of Kitchen Sinks and Taps.

This newly released product line expands upon Kraus USA’s most popular and innovative series of kitchen sinks to offer greater design flexibility within the category of stainless steel sinks. At a time when consumers are spending more time at home than ever before, Kore workstations serve to meet the demand for purposeful designs that enhance the home experience.

“We are incredibly honored to have received this recognition”, stated Todd Alexander, VP of Operations and Product Development at Kraus USA. “This product is the essence of what Kraus is all about; taking the accepted and making it exceptional, modifying the static elements in our homes to become dynamic pieces that integrate seamlessly into our everyday lives. It takes a huge collaborative effort to engineer and produce products like these, and to be recognized among the greatest designs in the world is extremely rewarding; it only inspires us to continue innovating.”

Kore Workstations transform the way that consumers interact with their kitchens by turning the sink into a highly functional fixture suited for a wide variety of kitchen tasks. The integrated workstation ledge, which defines this sink style, is engineered to support an array of sliding accessory options that streamline every kitchen task – from meal prep to cleanup. Each sink comes with a premium acacia wood cutting board that allows you to slice and dice without losing an inch of counterspace. The accompanying roll-up dish drying rack allows you to rinse and dry dishes right over the sink – preventing pools of water on the kitchen counters and keeping the mess to a minimum. Serving boards and colanders are also available, further enhancing functionality.

This new iteration of the series adds a touch of color to the world of stainless steel with a highly durable PVD Gunmetal finish that creates an ultra-modern appearance. Closely matching the color of black stainless steel appliances, which have seen a surge in popularity over recent years, this finish allows consumers to create a cohesive look in their kitchen while still enjoying the trusted benefits of stainless steel. Available in a variety of sizes, the Kore Workstation with PVD Gunmetal finish is produced in topmount, undermount, and farmhouse mounting styles, giving consumers further control over the look of their kitchen.

The Red Dot Award for Product Design is one of the most rigorous and prestigious international design awards, with a long history of identifying the most innovative design, dating back as far as 1955 annually. The international panel of roughly 50 jurors is composed of specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinized the products entered in the competition guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and longevity.

“The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year”, said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot. “The design of their products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. It’s not easy to prevail in such a strong field of competitors and to win over our jury.”

The Kore™ Workstation Series with PVD Gunmetal Finish can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website beginning 21 June 2021. Starting 22 June 2021, The Kore™ Workstation Series with PVD Gunmetal Finish will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum, Essen, where all of the award-winning products are showcased.

For more information on Kore™ Workstation Sinks and other new products from Kraus, visit or call 1-800-775-0703.

About Kraus

With a history of manufacturing exceptional kitchen and bathroom products, we at KRAUS believe in the power of design to transform ordinary environments into beautiful spaces. Our goal is to deliver the highest possible value for our customers, providing innovative fixtures at approachable prices. We want to empower consumers, allowing them to transform their homes with intuitive designs and easy-to install products that are built for long-lasting use.

About the Red Dot Design Award

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at

Press contact at Kraus:

Katya Palat
Creative Director
Kraus USA Plumbing LLC.
12 Harbor Park Dr.
Port Washington, NY 11050
Phone: 315-694-6310

Press Contact at Red Dot:

Julia Hesse
Senior Manager PR & Communications
Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Martin-Kremmer-Straße 14-16
45327 Essen
Phone: +49 201 838885–58

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