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PENTASH: 5-Minute Shower Control / Water and sanitation

PENTASH: 5-Minute Shower Control
PENTASH: 5-Minute Shower Control

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2020

This project aims to reduce unnecessary daily water use. An overly extended shower not only wastes a large amount of water but also increases the risk of skin diseases. This physical interface encourages users to shorten their shower time. The shower control functions both as a push-down switch and a timer. The spring-back mechanism automatically turns off the water every time the shower hits the 5-minute maximum, and allows users to keep track of time during shower. Preserving as much water as we can is a more sustainable practice for both ourselves and our cities.

Design and everyday things matter!
Winner Statement
University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, United States

Chenyu Ding,
Rhode Island School of Design

Chengxi Cai,
Rhode Island School of Design

Shuyuan Zheng,
Rhode Island School of Design