Students Design A Faucet That Saves Water By Swirling It Into Elegant Patterns
Saving the environment is important – after all, we live there! Yet most of the time it’s hard to it in style. That’s no issue to Simin Qiu from London’s Royal Collage of Art. This student has designed a faucet that saves water while also swirling it into mesmerizing patterns! It also looks very sleek and modern, and what else could you want? Combine that with about 15% decrease in water usage and you’ve got yourself a winning ticket in your sink.
Qiu already won the Haier Special prize from iF Awards. Qiu himself is happy for the award and the ability to impact the world. It’s easy to see why: the faucet has three different modes of swirly, and is controlled by an elegant button, making it much cooler than any other faucet you might have. This is very much reflective of his philosophy of water being important and swirly in nature.
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Oh, I wish we could see a working prototype in action…
While this is a nice a impressing idea, I have problems to believe that this will work as expected even if you deny the existence of limescale.
Neat idea, but be aware: this is purely a computer rendering, it’s not a real device! Which is a little bit dishonest, to say the least. I seriously doubt if it would actually work; surface tension will pull the water streams together shortly after they leave the tap, and they won’t continue falling with the same pattern.