This faucet design is both aesthetically pleasing AND beneficial for the environment!
Did you know? The average family of four in America consumes 400 gallons of water each day. Much of this is a result of eating meat and thereby supporting modern agricultural methods, but it’s also an effect of flushing the toilet after every use, taking long showers, and forgetting to turn off the faucet while brushing one’s teeth… in addition to other reasons.
Though statistics like these have been shared to death in the U.S., few have taken this news to heart and reduced their water usage. In result, America remains one of the world’s leading water consumers – despite the fact that it is only 4.52% of the world’s population!
One way individuals in developed nations might reduce their water usage is to invest in a unique faucet that conserves water by swirling it in eye-pleasing patterns! Designed by Simin Qiu, a student at London’s Royal College of Art, The Swirl Faucet conserves as much as 15% of the water used by regular faucets. An added bonus is that it’s extremely pleasing to look at.
The designer’s intention was to keep the nature of the water “gentle and swirly”. To do just this, he designed a system of turbines installed inside the faucet which creates different patterns. Three different settings are offered which alter ‘swirlosity’.
The consumer can choose from a helix-like flow, a spaghetti noodle swirl, and an elaborate latticework flow. Whichever one chooses, they will undoubtedly be mesmerized.
When Inhabitat described the faucet as sexy, they weren’t joking! There aren’t any clunky buttons or knobs to control the faucet. Instead, it is controlled entirely by touch.
Qiu is hopeful that his faucet will inspire more environmentally-friendly innovations that are simultaneously aesthetically-pleasing. Let’s hope the concept makes it from the design phase to the market!
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