Announces 2006-2007 Design Award Winners
The Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association (BEMA) has announced
the winners of its 11th Annual Design Awards Competition. Dave Cerne
of Advanced Shower Doors in Baptistown, N.J., and Bill Daubmann
of Mr. Shower Door in Naples, Fla., received the honors this year.
The two will be recognized at BEMA's Annual Membership Meeting on
September 11, 2007, in Atlanta, Ga.
Cerne is this year's winner in the Glass Under 3/8-inch category.
"The door was originally designed for ½-inch glass but stretched
into the budget of the homeowners so 5/16-inch clear glass was selected,"
Cerne says. "The customer did not want a traditional header system
to keep shower stable, so we clamped a fixed transom over the door
and uv-welded the three stationary panels together to perform just
like a header while providing excellent stability."
Daubmann won the award in the Glass 3/8-inch and Over category.
He says, "The owners of this beachfront condominium wanted to achieve
a feeling of openness, as well as the convenience of his and her
entryways. To accomplish this, we enclosed almost the entire shower
area in ½-inch clear glass, with the exception of one small area
that housed the shower fixtures. To maintain a clean look, we used
the CHMI mini clip system, as well as the Pivot 1 hinge system.
These were key elements on honoring the customer's wishes."
"It is exciting to see this tradition continue and showcase the
creative work being done in this industry," says BEMA president
Doug Powell. "Creativity and design is clearly reflected in each
entry we received. There is tremendous work being down and all of
this year's entries demonstrate how today's dealers are focusing
more on consumer needs."
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