Less Is More is awarded internationally
OLI has won the Red Dot Award 2021 and iF Design Award 2021 - the world's most important design awards - with the Less Is More flush plate designed by Italian architect Alessio Pinto (Rome, 1968).
Less Is More is, as the name implies, inspired by the "less is more" principle by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). This flush plate takes on a strong eclectic and functional identity. The traditional flush buttons give way to two cords that take us back in time to visualise the first sanitary mechanisms in history.
Less Is More, manufactured in stainless steel, invites us to a new look on this object, becoming the star of any bathroom decor, be it vintage, contemporary or minimalist.
Alessio Pinto also wanted to design an intuitive sign and explains: "At a glance, we understand the meaning of the plus and minus of the water flush. The strings - plus and minus short - take on the function of analogue signals to induce a clear and immediate action. Here there are no signs or symbols to decipher, there is only a choice made with the first glance. We believe that this instant understanding makes this sign very original and empathetic."
Awarded the RED Dot Award 2021 in the Product Design category, Less Is More captivated the international jury, which evaluated it as an "excellent product design". In this edition of the award, which has already been in existence for six decades distinguishing the best in design worldwide, 60 countries took part.
By winning the iF Design Award - organised by iF International Forum Design GmbH - Less Is More stood out among 3,693 projects from 52 countries. In 2021 edition, the jury was made up of 98 international design experts who evaluated the projects using five criteria: idea, form, function, differentiation and impact.
Less Is More is now available to be integrated with the OLI120 Plus, OLI74 PLUS, Expert Plus and Quadra Plus in-wall cisterns.
OLI presents LESS IS MORE at Matter - Barcelona
Last May 5th OLI had gathered in an inspiring atmosphere where the essence of architecture was discussed.
OLI INVESTS IN PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION
On April 20th, OLI launched a new robotic cell in its industrial complex in Aveiro, which will produce 3000 valves per day and more than one million per year, with a total of 60 references.
OLI steps up to MotoGP
OLI “accelerates” the international brand visibility by step up to the MotoGP world championship with the team Gresini Racing.
TAKING CARE OF THE PLANET!
On World Environment Day (June 5), OLI launched a Guide to Environmental Good Practises, and presented employees with a pencil that can be planted after use.
OLI PROMOTES CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Invited by APCMC - Building Materials Association, OLI participated in the Circular Summit on June, with the mission of sharing the work it has done in promoting the circular economy.
OLI EQUIPS THE CRISTIANO RONALDO'S FIRST HOTEL IN SPAIN
The Pestana CR7 Gran Vía Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo's first hotel in Spain, has entrusted OLI the mission of providing water sustainability and design to around 200 bathrooms.
OLI shows up in KYIV
In 2020, OLI grew in Eastern Europe, having achieved the highest growth rates in Ukraine, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
OLI INTEGRATE DPHA
Recently, OLI joined the DPHA - Decorative Plumbing + Hardware Association, an American association of dealers, manufacturers, representatives and professionals in the plumbing industry, which aims to share knowledge in order to increase the sector's competitiveness.
OLI TEAM MANDEL FOUNDATION IN JERUSALEM
OLI equipped the bathrooms of the Mandel Foundation, in Jerusalem, a reference organization whose mission is to foster relations between the United States of America and Israel, in the areas of education and leadership. In this construction work designed by Mckinnel & Mallis Architects and Kolker Kolker Epstein Architects were selected the OLI80 SANITARBLOCK in-wall cisterns and Karisma Matte Chrome flush plates.
PARTICIPATION AT MOSBUILD WAS A SUCCESS
For the fourth consecutive year, OLI presented its latest innovations at MOSBUILD, which attracted 67 thousand visitants.
OLI FIGHTS BACTERIAL PROLIFERATION IN THE BATHROOM
It is common knowledge that when a toilet is flushed, microscopic particles carrying bacterias are dispersed. Developing new products that combat the spread of bacterias in bathrooms, is one of the objectives of OLI, which has sought to offer a solution of antibacterial flush plates.
António Oliveira was awarded EY, Innovation Award
António Oliveira, CEO of OLI, was awarded EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Innovation Award. The jury has recognised its ability over the last 40 years to transform ideas into businesses that promoted innovation, created jobs and generated social impact.
OLI ENTERS MOTO2 AND MOTO3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
For the third consecutive season, OLI returned to the Motorcycle Racing World Championship track in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories and already scored a podium. OLI sponsors the Gresini - Team Federal Oil Gresini (Moto 2) and pilots Fabio Di Giannantonio and Nicolò Bulega and the Indonesian Racing Team Gresini and pilots Jeremy Alcoba and Gabriel Rodrigo.
OLI TAKES ITS IN-WALL CISTERNS TO INDIA
In order to develop its presence in the East, OLI participated in the Acetech 2021, the biggest exhibition in Asia and the third biggest in the world, which took place in Mumbai between the 12th and the 14th of February.
OLI IN LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS IN CALIFORNIA
OLI equipped a luxury Condominiums in San Francisco, in the state of California, with the OLI74 PLUS S90 flush systems and the RIA flush plate with polished chrome finish.
PLUS HELPS SAVE WATER
With a future where fresh water shortages will be a reality, water saving is an everyday duty. Consequently, OLI developped the PLUS technology to be incorporated in its various in-wall installation systems.
OLI in Russia
From March 30th to April 2nd there will be many sustainable and inclusive design innovations that OLI will present at Mosbuid Fair, Moscow.
Visit us at Exhibition Wall 14, Stand F1055.
OLIPURE SANITATION SYSTEM
A simple and fast filling system; it’s safe, considering the sanitizing liquid is always inside a closed circuit, unlike the traditional tablets which are always in contact with the water causing damages on the cistern and their components; It is universal since it is compatible with all bathroom detergents on the market; has a 450ml storage capacity; and at the aesthetic level, it is a more elegant solution because it is hidden inside the cistern.
BET ON THE DIGITAL GROWTH
In order to develop an even closer relationship with our customers, scattered across the 5 continents, OLI has been increasingly investing on its digital presence. OLI TECH, a free mobile application that helps professionals find information, installation and repairs of the brand’s sanitary installation products was launched.
OLI EQUIPS HOSPITAL IN MADRID
To ensure high levels of water efficiency, hygiene and safety on their bathrooms, the Isabel Zendal Hospital’s new Emergency Center, in Madrid chose OLI.
OLI equips Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon
In this 5-Star Hotel, the in-wall flush cistern OLI74 PLUS and three different control plates were installed: the polished chrome BLINK and the SM15, by Souto de Moura and the polished chrome INO-X 01, designed by the Italian architect Romano Adolini.
Blink for flush cistern and urinal
Blink is a range of control plates for in-wall flush cisterns and urinals, with a minimalist design, which fits naturally into any new or remodelled bathroom.
Water and Sanitation for all
On the World Toilet Day (19th November), OLI emphasised the urgency of reducing the consumption of drinking water in the toilet and the right that everyone has to a basic sanitation network. Water shortage and lack of sanitation are a threat to an dignity, food safety and to public and environmental health.
Introducing our new app | OLI TECH
OLI TECH was developed for smartphone and tablet to provide direct access to useful information for sanitary professionals. With this app you will be able to quickly access installation videos, technical data sheets, assembly instructions and main features of each products that OLI offers to market.
OLI IN THE FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP 2022
The ICONIC Stadium in Qatar, will host the Football WORLD Cup Final in 2022 with OLI signature in its bathroom.
DISTANCE, BUT ALWAYS CONNECTED
In spite of the actual COVID-19 pandemic limiting our physical proximity, OLI keeps itself present everyday in its clients and partners life thru digital communication.
FLUSHING CISTERNS FOR SMALL BATHROOMS
Thinking on small bathrooms, OLI has developed the QUADRA PLUS flushing cistern range. Now, for a small bathroom space, there’s an ideal flushing cistern to install in the corner.
SUSTAINABILITY AND DESIGN IN LIMA
The Radisson RED hotel in Lima, Peru, chose OLI to equip its bathroom spaces. Located in one of the most famous neighbourhoods, Miraflores, this hotel, designed by architect Lucas Gashu, stands out for its architecture and design.
NO-TOUCH CONTROL PLATE CONFIGURATION VIDEOS
OLI has a range of solutions where touch is not necessary. Thanks to the presence of capacitive sensors, the flush can be activated only with the approach of the hand, avoiding the contact and transmission of bacteria.
Water saving flush cistern
The use of rainwater in sanitary installation systems is a response to reduce water consumption in the bathroom. According to United Nations recent forecasts there will be a water deficit of 40% worldwide in 2030. Therefore, it is urgent to adopt new consumption patterns, especially in the bathroom, since it accounts for 33% of domestic consumption.
In these turbulent times it is more important than ever to stay in close communication with our partners and with the people who use our products worldwide
THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR BATHROOM AIR RENEWAL
The OLI 74 Plus Happy Air in-wall cistern is the new solution for renewing the air in windowless bathrooms.
RIA - THE CONTROL PLATE WITH ANTIBACTERIAL TREATMENT
Protecting any environment against the spread of bacteria is extremely important, especially when thinking about bathrooms and the times we live in. This concern becomes even more evident in buildings such as hospitals, senior homes or any other public space.
OLI MANUFACTURES FACE SHIELD SUPPORTS TO DONATE TO HOSPITALS
OLI makes its industrial contribution to the national fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, producing a face shield support that will help protect health professionals in the treatment of patients with the new coronavirus.
OLI in hospitals around the world
Hospitals around the world have chosen OLI solutions to ensure water sustainability and high levels of hygiene and safety in bathrooms.
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER
We feel proud of the OLI team that work in factories, warehouses, offices or at home!
INFORMATION IS INDISPENSABLE
In a permanent update and organization, a new menu was created on the OLI website.
HOW TO AVOID CONTACT
OLI has a range of solutions where touch is not necessary, thanks to the presence of capacitive sensors, the discharge can be activated only with the approach of the hand, thus avoiding the contact and transmission of bacteria.
INCLUSIVE INNOVATION GIVES OLI THE “OSCAR” OF WORLD DESIGN
OLI won the IF Design Award 2020, considered the Oscar of world design, with the Easy Move range, in the bathroom category.
OLI IS ON THE STARTING GRILLS OF MOTO 2 AND MOTO 3
For the second consecutive season, OLI is the official sponsor of the World Motorbike Championship, in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories, whose 2020 season kicks off in the first weekend of March, with the Qatar Grand Prix.
OLI is a pioneer in the industry to adopt the universal color code
OLI is the first sanitary systems company in the world to adopt ColorADD, a unique, universal and transversal code that allows colour blind people to correctly identify colors.
OLI invests in training and proximity
The commitment to continuous training and close relationships with professionals of the sector and all the community characterize OLI's activity. In the last year, the factory was visited by 1300 people, namely customers, industry professionals, schools and universities.
OLI at Africa Eco Race
OLI sponsored two Portuguese teams in the 10th edition of the Africa Eco Race: João Rolo (KTM), on motorcycle, and the duo Fernando and Nuno Barreiros (Isuzu), on off-road category, covering together 7500 km in 12 days of competition.
World Toilet Day
To celebrate World Toilet Day (November 19), OLI, a global brand of bathroom solutions, raised awareness of the fact that 2.4 billion people around the world do not have access to proper sanitation.
OLI wins fourth international award
Moon Black, OLI’s control plate, made of Vista Alegre porcelain, won the fourth international award this year.
Easy Move range shines at TechDays
The Easy Move range shone at the 5th edition of TechDays, a technological conference and show of innovation that took place in Aveiro from the 10th – 12th of October.
Innovative bathroom at Decor Hotel
OLI presented an innovative bathroom at Decor Hotel, the professional tradeshow for Equipotel, Construction, Products and Services for hotels and hospitality industry, which took place in FIL in Lisbon from the 24th to the 26th of October.
OLI is a finalist for the 2019 European Business Awards
OLI is the national winner and European finalist, in the Innovation category, of the European Business Awards 2019, in which 120,000 companies from 33 countries have applied.
65th Anniversary Celebrations
On September 28th we concluded OLI´s 65th anniversary festivities with the celebration of a Mass, by the Bishop of Aveiro, D. António Moiteiro, at the Vista Alegre Chapel, followed by dinner at the Montebelo Vista Alegre Hotel in Ílhavo.
Together with architects from around the world
OLI's close connection with architecture is already a brand hallmark, so the participation in the 5th Edition of Archi Summit in Lisbon last July was another opportunity to consolidate OLI´s brand identity.
In Montevideo to foster brand growth in Uruguay
Uruguay is one of the key growth markets for OLI in Latin America. Therefore, OLI chose the capital, Montevideo, to organize a training session for local customers and installers. OLI presented a range of sanitary system solutions and shared up-to-date information as well as good installation practices.
Because World Environment Day should be every day!
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th and with it we revive what we do best at OLI!
In Shanghai to grow in Asia
At the end of May OLI took another important step in representing the brand in Asia by attending the international "Kitchen & Bath China" fair.
Moon Black wins third international award
Moon Black was awarded the German Innovation Award 2019 in the Excellence in Business to Consumer - Heating & Bathroom category.
New website awarded at the Lusófonos Creativity Awards
The new corporate website that OLI debuted earlier this year as part of its 65th anniversary, was awarded at the Lusophone Creativity Awards (Bronze Award in the Digital category).
OLI supports Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon
With the objective of maintaining a close relationship with architecture of excellence, OLI supports the international itinerary exhibition "Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon". The exhibition presents a selection of ten projects for the city of Lisbon designed by the architect João Carrilho da Graça from 1980 to 2015.
OLI across borders
OLI continues to focus on its international presence. In the last month, OLI debuted in Iceland with Vatnsvirkin. The brand was launched at an event that brought together more than 100 participants.
OLI strengthens brand in Russia
OLI is stepping up its influence in Russia and its neighbours in both the ceramic and retail markets. OLI is particularly attractive to those who seek to benefit from OLI's continuous investment in innovation and its productive capacity in Russia, where it has been manufacturing since 2016.
OLI sponsors Riders for Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship
For the 2019 season, OLI is sponsoring three riders. One rider in the Moto2 Federal Oil Gresini team, Sam Lowes, British. And two riders for the Moto3 Kommerling Gresini team, Riccardo Rossi, Italian, and Gabriel Rodrigo, Argentinean. Moto2 and Moto3 are two categories belonging to the World Motorcycle Championship organized by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).
OLI in Brussels
OLI, through DESCO, who represents the brand in Belgium, was present at BATIBOUW, the largest construction and urban rehabilitation fair in the country.
OLI showcases innovative and sustainable solutions at ISH
OLI is back at ISH, the world's largest bath, building and energy fair, which runs from March 11th-15th in Frankfurt, Germany, to introduce its innovations for the bath space.
OLI shines in Germany
Hundreds of professionals from around the world experienced first-hand OLI´s novelties at ISH, the world's largest bath, building and energy fair, which recently took place in Frankfurt, Germany.
Moon Black awarded with Design Plus
The in-wall cistern control plate, Moon Black, is once again recognized for its design and has been awarded the Design Plus award, which will be presented in Germany at the ISH fair.
Have you ever seen a black moon?
"Moon Black" is a unique flush plate that is aesthetically pleasing with easily distinguished shapes.
OLI training in Iraq
OLI continues to invest in international training. Recently, a team was in Iraq promoting technical sessions aimed at industry professionals.
OLI presentation for architects in Rome
Last month, OLI participated in the 3rd annual ARCHITECT@WORK Roma, a major international architectural trade show, where it presented several solutions that combine design with sustainability.
Support for the construction of domestic latrines in Laos
Inadequate or non-existent sanitation and lack of hygiene are a threat to the lives and dignity of the population in Laos. Unhappy with this reality, the international NGO ADRA, based in The Netherlands, invited OLI to support a sanitation and hygiene project in the rural communities of this Southeast Asian country.
OLI in Tanzania
Recently OLI was in Tanzania, in Dar es Salaam, the largest city in the country, where it presented a portfolio of bath solutions specific to the African market, and organized a training session for 50 professionals, namely for the Dar Ceramica Center customer staff and for independent installers.
Once again OLI will be present at architect@work, this time at the Rome edition.
Winning over Asia
OLI´s patented sanitary system technology is winning over Asia, a leading geography in innovation and particularly attentive...
Making a splash in the USA
OLI showcased innovative solutions in New York at the ICFF trade show that brought together architects and designers from around the world...
OLI STRENGTHENS PRESENCE IN ISRAEL
As part of the international training plan, OLI recently promoted a “roadshow training” program in Israel and Palestine, markets where OLI has strengthened its presence.
NEW MOULD FACTORY INAUGURATED HIGHLIGHTS
The Portuguese Minister of the Economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral inaugurated OLI's new mould factory at the group's industrial complex in Aveiro on May 11th.
OLI AT URBAN REHABILITATION WEEK
In order to share their know-how and expertise in rehabilitation, OLI participated in the Urban Rehabilitation Week, at Pátio da Galé, Lisbon, from April 9th-15th.
NEW CUSTOMERS IN RUSSIA
More than 400 visitors, including designers, architects, builders, distributors and installers, were present at OLI's stand at MosBuild trade fair, from April 3rd-6th in Moscow, Russia.
OLI participates for the third consecutive year in space & interiors, the event in which architecture connects to the Milan Furniture Fair.
OLI IN GERMANY TO PRESENT INNOVATIONS
From March 6th to the 9th OLI will participate in the SHK fair in Essen, Germany, and will present the latest innovations.
SOLIDARITY CONCERT INSPIRED BY WATER
Solidarity Concert Inspired by Water was a huge success! OLI raised 6 thousand euros for the Firefighters in Aveiro.
OLI RECEIVES AWARD FOR INNOVATION
OLI was awarded the Millennium Horizons Award in the category "Innovation - Large Companies" at a ceremony presided over by the prime minister, António Costa, on November 15.
ARCHITECT@WORK LONDON EDITION
OLI will be present at architect@work London edition, the premier event for architects and designers that will take place from the 24th to the 25th of January at the Olympia London National Hall.
GERMAN FAIR APPLAUDS OLI INNOVATIONS
The German city of Essen was the stage for SHK, one of the world's most important bath, building and energy fairs in the world, which applauded OLI's innovations.
Architect @ Work, Milan
OLI participated in the international Architect @ Work fair, which took place from the 29th to the 30th of November in Milan.
CLOSER TO ARCHITECTURE
In October OLI debuted at Architect@Work in Rome, one of the most important international architectural fairs, where OLI presented the latest solutions for sanitary ware for architects and designers from around the world.
ROADSHOW IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
As part of the international training plan, OLI has recently launched a roadshow in Israel and Palestine, where we have intensified our presence in recent years.
“MIES VAN DER ROHE” AWARD
Portugal has four projects in the finalist stage of the "Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards". This is one of the most influential architectural awards in the world. Of the four projects, OLI products are present in two of them - EDP's headquarters and the Nadir Afonso Museum.
GREEN PROJECTS AWARDS
The Green Project Award distinguishes, across seven categories, the most innovative projects in the area of sustainability in Portugal.
OLI WITH LXFACTORY
To celebrate World Toilet Day (November 19), OLI challenged 16 artists to turn OLI cisterns into works of art.
ARCHIPRODUCTS DESIGN AWARDS 2016
OLI has just been awarded the prize for "Archiproducts Design Awards 2016" - one of the most prestigious awards of Architecture...
THREE DAYS TO RAISE AWARENESS
OLI organized the World Toilet Day between the 19th and 21st of November.
OLI wins Innovation Award
OLI won the "Innovation Award" at the second edition of the "Litoral Awards".
OLI AT BIG5
OLI will be present at BIG5, the International Building & Construction Show from the 23rd to the26th of November (between 11:00 – 19:00) at the Dubai World Trade Center in UAE.
OLI WINS GOOD DESIGN AWARD
OLI has won the Good Design Award, the oldest and most prestigious International Design Award, organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and The Chicago Athenaeum.