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Simin Qiu – Mainstream Ambition

March 8th, 2015  |  Published in FEATURE, SCIENCE

RoyalCollegeOfArt| At certain points in history, communities of art and science have found themselves at odds: one focused on function, the other on form.

We have seen that when the two work together, there can be amazing success. Cellphones have come a long way from the clunky Zack Morris variety. Hybrid cars are now something you wouldn’t actually mind being seen driving in. Today, in a world where environmental conservation and one’s carbon footprint is at the forefront of many people’s minds, Simin Qiu at London’s Royal College of Art has applied both his scientific and artistic mind to change the way we think about sink faucets and water usage.

water-conservation-swirl-faucet-design-simin-qiu-5From a button on its top, Qiu’s invention offers 3 unique and visually stunning looks for the water flowing out of a person`s tap. At the same time, water consumption is reduced by a whopping 15%! It accomplishes this with a double turbine moving in a spiral motion.

Qiu won an iF Design concept award in 2014 and we hope his product to overcome whatever barriers to entry necessary to become mainstream as soon as possible.





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