If you’re trying to up your faucet game and new fixtures just aren’t doing the trick—we’ve got the perfect piece to impress your dinner guests when they visit the powder room. Simin Qiu, a student at the London Royal College of Art, has designed a faucet that releases water in an elegant latticework pattern. Finally, water from the tap won’t just lazily fall into your sink basin, resigned to its dreary passage into the sewers; it will do it with pizzaz!
(Courtesy Simin Qiu) (Courtesy Simin Qiu)
To give the water that distinctive, swirling effect, Qiu used three ratchet wheels, two turbines, and two springs within the faucet. “The Swirl,” as it is called, is not just designed to make water more aesthetically pleasing – it is designed to use less of it, too. Qiu said the one-touch fixture would put out 15 percent less water than the typical faucet.
The Swirl won a 2014 iF Design concept award, and now Qiu is reportedly in the prototype stage of development.
Speaking of cool water things, check out the video below that explains how a speaker and camera can be used to make water look like it is frozen in place. No, not like ice. Like frozen flowing water.
[h/t Beautiful Decay]