Primary by Sammy Bikoulis for Triflow

Primary by Sammy Bikoulis for Triflow

Designer Sammy Bikoulis has won the Triflow Future Talents competition to create a kitchen or bathroom tap with this design featuring three stacked coloured blocks.

Above: Lakeside by Huibiao Wu

The five entries to the competition (shown here) were shortlisted by a panel of judes and exhibited at 100% Design during last month's London Design Festival, where Bikoulis' design won the public vote.

Above: TRI003/026 by Stanley Sun

Called Primary, the design will now be put into production by Triflow.

Above: Lotus by Kacper Hamilton

More about the competition here.

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Above: Bottle by Akio Hayakawa

The following text is from Triflow:


Triflow Concepts, one of Britain’s largest independent brassware manufacturers, is delighted to announce SAMMY BIKOULIS has won the 2010 ‘Triflow Future Talents’ design competition, with his design ‘PRIMARY’, which was held in association with this year’s 100% Design exhibition at Earls Court, London.


As described by Sammy: “When I thought about the Triflow and Quadro designs that supply not only hot and cold but also filtered water, I right away thought of the three primary colours and took further inspiration from the ‘De Stijl’ movement and the artist Mondrian in particular. This movement is still so relevant today and as an architect one cannot avoid being influenced by the concepts from this period.”

Sammy Bikoulis’ first passion is architecture. He is currently working as a full time Architect for CZWG Architects (Piers Gough) and in the past has also worked as a design tutor at Canterbury School of Architecture. Sammy has entered many competitions in the past and has been shortlisted for a National Graphic Design competition, in Greece, and Folly Design competition for the Stour Valley Arts.

The 2010 Triflow Future Talents competition received an overwhelming response from young architects and designers world wide to design a pioneering new kitchen or bathroom tap or accessory. The shortlist was whittled down from a list of over seventy entrants by Triflow’s prestigious judging panel, composed of Tord Boontje, Designer and Head of Design at the RCA, Dr Geoff Crook, Course Director at Central St. Martins College, and Catherine Slessor, Editor of the Architectural Review.

‘PRIMARY’ was judged and voted as the public’s favourite of five shortlisted designs by visitors at 100% Design, London.

Sammy Bikoulis future design is being taken into production by the Triflow factory, and he has received a £1,500 cash prize plus royalties from sales of the tap. Sammy is said to be “Very excited to be successful in this product design competition” , and continues “Triflow is a very prestigious company and the idea of seeing my design being produced in the best and most stylish way excited me even more!” Sammy’s future ambitions are to continue progressing in the field of Architecture while exploring possibilities in product design. He confirmed “Given the opportunity, I would be delighted to see more of my designs go into production. Designing a space and then thinking about the possibilities of what objects could inhabit that space always excited me.”

Triflow Concepts is delighted to be collaborating with this talented designer, and are looking forward to bringing his design into fruition.

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