Dankotuwa Porcelain wins bronze at European Product Design Awards 2017

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  • The only Sri Lankan porcelain manufacturer to receive this prestigious accolade 
  • Winners announced at the European Parliament, Brussels
  • Dankotuwa Porcelain products are safe for usage – lead and cadmium safe based on international standards

 Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC (DPL), Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of porcelain products announced that the company was adjudged winner of the Silver award in the catering products/table top specialties category at the prestigious European Product Design Awards (ePDA) 2017. Awarded by the European Union, this accolade is one of many that the company has won over its 34 years of rich heritage and plating of gastronomy in Sri Lanka and over the world.

The winning entry at the ePDA awards 2017 is an in-glaze design which is produced especially for the UK market. The special technique used is called the ‘embossed reactive process’ which gives the product an embossed effect and at the same time, it has the same texture as a hand feel product. This special product, manufactured and designed by Dakotuwa Procelain is safe for all aspects of dining as the raw materials used are lead and cadmium safe (based on international standards such as ISO 6486 – 1:1999, ISO 6486 – 2:1999, ASTM C 738 – 94 (Re-approved 2016) and   California Proposition 65 Compliance). The company maintains high product quality standards; as a result Dankotuwa Porcelain – renown for pure white ware products, can be used in a microwave or a dishwasher.  

Commenting on their achievement Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC Chief Executive Officer Wasaba Jayasekara stated, “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this accolade. Over the years, Dankotuwa Porcelain has designed, developed and mastered the art of producing innovative world-class table-wear. It is our sense of creativity, the design techniques used and developing a quality product with exquisite designs that has given us the opportunity to enjoy a diverse customer base from various parts of the world. This feat is testament to our dedication, passion and attention to detail and the reason as to why Dankotuwa Porcelain is the market leader and a leading exporter of table-wear in Sri Lanka.”    

Voted as one of Sri Lanka’s Super Brands, recipient of the Presidential Export Awards and nominated as Most Outstanding Exporter (NCE) on a number of occasions, the elegance, sophistication and superiority of Dankotuwa Porcelain has earned for the company a reputation for being the best in Asia, Europe and the US. As such, the company continues to have the pleasure of manufacturing customised products for global giants such as Oneida, Macy’s, Country Road, Lenox, John Lewis, Crate & Barrel, Megros, Jasanmal, Ralph Lauren, the Walt Disney Company and Dilmah.

The European Product Design Awards recognises the efforts of talented international designers, brings global awareness for good design practices and principles by inspiring international designers and rewards their strategic thinking and imagination which goes into creating a unique and useful products and projects. The award winning products/creations are then shared with world renowned businesses with the aim of improving the organisation or designer’s life as a whole. The 2017 ePDA saw over 500 professional entries in 20 categories.  Entries were judged by a panel of 10 eminent personalities from the European design industry based on criteria such as form, design, performance, functionality and innovation. Winning projects were given titles of gold, silver and bronze levels and the winners were announced during a reception hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels. Further information about the awards can be obtained from https://productdesignaward.eu/winners/?utm_source=sendy&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=winner.

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC., a subsidiary of Lanka Century Investments PLC commenced its commercial operations in 1984. From superior glazing technologies to decal prints, personalised designs and endless options, Dankotuwa Porcelain continues to create timeless and modern collection of porcelain wear that expresses exclusive dining experience for every occasion.

The winning entry

Theme for the winning entry: The green leaf as it depicts tropical modernism which is the theme for most interiors and table tops for this season. Green is currently the trend and the leaf represents the connection to Mother Nature and its bounty and is also easy on the eyes