Villeroy & Boch in partnership with have announced the launch of its first North American Designer Bathroom Challenge.  The competition is open to licensed architects and designers, and challenges creative professionals to re-envision the bathroom space, and produce a “multisensory” bathroom experience concept for a chance to win an exciting trip Germany.

The manufacturer has challenged designers to submit original ideas that would elevate and enhance the use of the bathroom, it says in a news release. “The company hopes that its own high-end bath and wellness products in a variety of sophisticated styles will inspire designer creativity and help re-imagine our daily routine and transform it into a true multisensory experience.”

The winning designer will be awarded a trip to Germany to attend the ISH 2015 Fair in Frankfurt, and explore Villeroy & Boch’s European heritage at the company headquarters in Mettlach.  here the winner will stay at the traditional European castle, meet with the in-house design team, visit Villeroy & Boch Museum and Spa, and experience craftsmanship firsthand during the private tour of the porcelain factory.

Designer entries will be evaluated by an expert jury panel, that includes Constantin von Boch, a ninth generation family member of the company founders. To enter the competition please visit Submission deadline is December 31, 2014.  The winners will be announced at the KBIS fair in Las Vegas in January 2015.