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Boiling water tap manufacturer Quooker is celebrating after winning the Product of the Year prize for its Fusion tap at the Northern Design Awards, which took place at The Monastery venue in Manchester on 22nd November.

The Fusion, which launched in March, delivers cold water, boiling water and 50-60ºC hot water, and has a 360º rotation for ease of use.

Quooker UK MD Stephen Johnson, who collected the award on behalf of the company, said: “The Fusion launch has been an incredible success for the company, helping annual sales jump to over 20,000 systems in 2013. We’re absolutely delighted to win this award and are looking forward to continued growth during 2014!”

The Northern Design Awards bring together designers, retailers and property developers in a glittering celebration of Northern design and style and 2013 saw the most entries, winners and guests to the Northern Design Awards than ever before.

With judges including one of the world’s best-known designers, restauranteurs and retailers Sir Terence Conran, Linda Barker of Changing Rooms, 60 Minute Makeover and Building The Dream, fashion design icon Wayne Hemingway, Livingetc editor Neil McLennan, and partners Livingetc, Lancashire Life, Cheshire Life, the awards are a noteworthy date on the Northern creative calendar.

The winners include: Best Retail Display by Hart-Woods Kitchens, (aforementioned) Best Product of the Year (manufacture) Quooker UK, Furniture Design by Lapicida, who also won Best Flooring Collection (manufacturer). Furthermore, Best Kitchen Retailer went to Poggenpohl UK, Interior Designer Of The Year went to Collective Design, Livingetc Best Room of 2013 was Ferrious Ltd, Best Restaurant/Bar Design went to Lister Carter, and winning both 2013 Best Hotel Interior Design and   Best Interior Design Practice was NoChintz.

More on the The Northern Design Awards venue at The Monastery, Manchester

More than just an awe-inspiring space, The Monastery is Pugin’s architectural masterpiece. It sits alongside the Taj Mahal and the ancient ruins of Pompeii as having been listed in the 100 most endangered sites in the world, with a rich heritage that should never be lost.

The Grade II listed structure recently scooped a hat trick at the Meeting and Incentive Travel Industry (M&IT) Awards in London this year, returning with awards for Best UK Unusual Venue, Best Value for Money Conference Venue and Best Conference and Banqueting Staff.

Following a £6.5 million restoration scheme, this hidden treasure has taken its place as one of the UK’s most inspiring venues.