The humble faucet has seen very little innovation since it was first invented in 1845. Sure, we have separate "Hot" and "Cold" handles, artistically sculpted fixtures and, more recently, LED lights, but the water itself still flows out exactly the same. Isn't there a way to incorporate principles of good design into the actual water flow itself?
That's precisely what Simin Qiu, a design student at London's Royal College of Art, has set out to do. By utilizing a double turbine system, which spins as water flows through it, Qiu has managed to create beautiful, dynamic streams of water that use 15% less water while looking absolutely gorgeous.
A choice of three different nozzles lets users choose which design they'd like.
Qiu's design won the iF Design Concept Award in 2014, and will hopefully be available in time for my next bathroom remodeling.