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Axor® Designer Inducted into Hall of Fame

November 21, 2011

Taylor, Mich. (November 21, 2011) -Patricia Urquiola, designer for Axor®, the luxury brand of Masco company Hansgrohe®, has been named one of Interior Design magazine's newest Hall of Fame Inductees. Established in 1985 by Interior Design, the Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth and prominence of the design industry. Urquiola joins other Axor designers Antonio Citterio and Philippe Starck in the Hall of Fame.

The Spanish-born Urquiola, who fashioned the Axor Urquiola bathroom collection, will be honored along with three other elite designers at the magazine's 27th annual Hall of Fame award ceremonies Nov. 30 at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria hotel. More than 1,200 guests from the design industry will honor the new inductees, who are selected by previous Hall of Fame members.

For more information about Urquiola and her eponymous collection, visit www.hansgrohe.com/en/3095.htm. For more information on the Hansgrohe company, visit www.hansgrohe.com.

About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality cabinets and Milgard® windows and doors. Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit www.masco.com.

About Hansgrohe
During its 110-year history, the company Hansgrohe (www.hansgrohe.com), with headquarters in
Schiltach in the Black Forest of Germany, has acquired a reputation in the sanitation sector as one of the innovative leaders in technology and design. With its mixers, showers and shower systems, Hansgrohe creates the original products that make the bathroom more functional, more comfortable and more beautiful. It is no coincidence that they can be found in prominent prestige projects such as on the giant cruiser "Queen Mary II", in Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport in London, in the tallest man-made structure ever built, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, as well as at the Chancellor's office in Berlin, in the Yoo luxury apartments in New York or at the Masdar City Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi. The company manufactures its products in six German plants, in France, the Netherlands, in the U.S. and in China.

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