Electra (Faucets) by Valfsel Design Team
2012 - 2013, Platinum A' Materials, Components and Texture Design Award Winner
Inspiration
The water flowing away among the stones in prehistoric ages now is offered through natural form and technological solution. Electra that has been designed with the estimation of all mechanical products are digital aim to provide the users with a distinctive experience. The shape composed of only the body. Electra produces a sculpture like visual perception in the wet places due to its prestigious appearance. The armature concept is now turned to an aesthetic object rather than only functionality.
Creativity
Revolutionary design electra that does not have separate handle attracts everyone due to its elegance and smart appearance is decisive to be unique for kitchens. Pull down digital sink mixer provides the users with freedom of movement in the kitchens while offering the options of two different flow functions. On electra s front area, an electronic pad gives you access to all the functions, either when the spray is fitted into the spout or in your hand with just tip of your finger you can control.
Design Challenges
Our researchs directed us to a new innovative form which carries marks from past. Because we know that we have to familiarize our users to new technology instead of a sudden change. Because people hesitate when water meets electricity. Thats why we used two differend touch panels in design and prototypes sent to both customers and marketing experts.Feedbacks showed the most aesthetic and and ergonomic design for final production.
Production Technology
Electronic hand shower used in design reduce the number of components compared to standard armature. It creates the production flexibility. The water is carried away to the output end through a hose. To prevent the contact of display cables with water, a different coring technique is used. It makes the casting comfortable. Body process is a leading method in terms of using our benches different and more productive
       
     
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