Stormtech has received a Good Design Selection nomination for its slimline linear drain 65MND, designed in collaboration with Marc Newson. Stormtech’s series of linear grates enables a new decorative solution for wet areas, including bathrooms, balconies, courtyards, thresholds, pools, paved areas and driveways.

The Stormtech slimline linear drain 65MND received the Good Design Selection in the ‘Architecture and Interiors’ category for 2014. Good Design Awards judges set a very high benchmark for the Good Design Selection with entries having to satisfy several criteria including: Form, Function, Safety, Sustainability, Quality, Commerciality and Innovation.

Stormtech designed its linear drainage solutions to allow for a wider range of floor surfaces and flooring configurations than was possible with traditional centre wastes. Manufactured from 2mm marine grade stainless steel, the 65MND Series grates are available in satin stainless steel, satin black, white, pearl brass and blue finishes. The drainage system comes complete with a stainless steel or PVC channel.

According to Stormtech managing director, Troy Creighton, conventional drains and drain covers can stand out like the proverbial sore thumb, often diluting the desired visual concept. Stormtech’s linear drainage systems are designed aesthetically with a minimal impact due to their narrow profile. The stainless steel provides a classy finish in contemporary or classic settings. The choice of colours in the Marc Newson 65MND Series can create a subtle accent to blend or contrast with surrounding materials and fittings.

Stormtech is now a finalist at the Good Design Awards, to be announced at a gala event in Sydney on May 28.