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Essence / Smart water tap


Essence is the embodiment of simplicity in form, an enjoyable and intuitive user experience as well as smart and efficient water usage. The key idea of the tap is to save water by adjusting the desired settings for water temperature and flow rate before the water effectively starts to flow. The interaction principle is entirely based on simple and intuitive hand gestures. A continuous 360° sensor band - which is elegantly integrated into the coloured glass part - detects and transforms subtle gestures into the intended water experience. The faucet head visually indicates the desired settings and enhances a modern and elegant appearance.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Aaron Wansch,
Umeå Institute of Design

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