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Stormtech’s Slimline Linear Drain


The Stormtech Slimline Linear Drain 65MND, designed in collaboration with Marc Newson, has received a Good Design® Selection in the ‘Architecture and Interiors’ category for 2014. The series of grates enables a new decorative solution for wet areas, including bathrooms, balconies, courtyards, thresholds, pools, paved areas and driveways.


Good Design Awards judges set a very high benchmark for the Good Design® Selection with entries having to satisfy criteria including: Form, Function, Safety, Sustainability, Quality, Commerciality and Innovation. Linear drainage was invented by Stormtech to allow for a wider range of floor surfaces and flooring configurations than is possible with traditional centre wastes. The 65MND Series grates are manufactured from 2mm marine grade stainless steel, available in satin stainless steel, satin black, white, pearl brass and blue finishes. The drainage system is completed with a stainless steel or PVC channel.


“Aesthetically, drains and drain covers can stand out like the proverbial ‘sore thumb’ often reducing the visual concept desired,” says Stormtech managing director, Troy Creighton. “Our Slimline system has a minimal impact due to its narrow profile. The stainless steel provides a prestige finish with design flexibility to allow it to be used in contemporary or classic styles. The choice of colours in our Marc Newson 65MND Series can create a subtle accent to blend or contrast with surrounding materials and fittings.”

For more of Stormtech’s drainage, check out Habitus #21 where we showed a large range of their designs.