Top Architects, Designers, Developers and Media converged at the first-ever LIXIL Spalet Iconic Tour 2018 in Nagoya, Japan – the birth place of Spalets and Ceramics.

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Over 50 of Asia’s top designers, architects, developers and media were invited to the first-ever LIXIL Spalet Iconic Tour 2018 in Nagoya, Japan where the highlight of the tour was the Dream Spalet Destination Competition 2018.

The Dream Spalet Destination Competition 2018 is a concerted effort on the company’s part for the Spalet culture to take root in Asia, by promoting toilet evolution from its traditional use to an unparalleled level of hygiene with Spalets.

The competition invites architects and designers from Asia Pacific to submit their hospitality projects featuring Spalet products (shower toilets/ electronic bidets seats) from any of LIXIL’s 3 brands – INAX, Grohe and American Standard. Shortlisted projects were featured on where consumers voted for their choice of a ‘Dream Spalet Destination’. An internal judging by LIXIL judges determined the 5 Finalist entries and they were invited to the LIXIL Spalet Iconic Tour 2018 in Nagoya, Japan where the Grand Winner Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok was revealed at the evening fete.

Finalists chosen to participate in the exclusive tour includes designers, architects and developers of Crowne Plaza Tainan, Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Bangkok, Okada Manila Philippines, The Lotus Boutique Hotel and The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel from Vietnam.

LIXIL Spalet Iconic Tour 2018 Highlights

Day 1, 12 July

On the first day of the tour, the architects and designers had the pleasure of visiting the LIXIL Nagoya showroom, where they were treated to the breadth and depth of LIXIL’s product offerings including shower toilets, tiles, windows and kitchens.

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Day 2, 13 July

On the second day, guests took a trip down the memory lane at the INAX Tile Museum, where thousands of decorative tiles from all over the world are put on display. The tiles date back from the pre-Christian era to the modern age, along with the history of their development.

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Later in the evening, guests were entertained by a Samishen performance at the grand dinner – highlighting the beauty of Japanese culture and arts. LIXIL top executives took to the stage and wowed the audience with the great story of LIXIL’s pioneering history of innovation, technology and design evolution. The evening concluded with a surprise appearance by the Spalet Sensei and the announcement of the Dream Spalet Destination Grand prize Winner: Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, Bangkok.

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With the innovative advancements of Spalet, LIXIL is looking forward to taking its success and the Spalet culture into Asia and to the rest of the world.

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