With the recent release of the 2010 red dot design winners, I think it’s only appropriate to share some of my personal favorites for this year.
This concept has been floating around for a while, but it was just announced as one of red dot’s winners. Ondus Digitecture, designed by GROHE’s in-house design team in Germany, received the best of the best award for product design. But seriously, how surprised can you be about that, the futuristic design of its modular elements and intuitive interface could probably win this thing a red dot award every year for the next decade.
Users can programme and store their preferred combinations of water temperature and flow rate. The system has a “pause” setting to temporarily stop the water flow for example while shampooing. The “play” setting then reactivates the water at the exact same temperature and flow rate. This saves water and energy, benefiting the household budget and the environment at the same time.