Triflow Tap by Zaha Hadid
The new Triflow tap designed by Zaha Hadid for British manufacturer Triflow takes inspiration from the fluid movement of water. The design is a formal expression of the continuous flow of liquid – merging the spout, body and handle of the tap in a seamless trajectory of curvilinear geometries. The touch sensitive controls can deliver filtered or unfiltered hot and cold water via two channels in the faucet neck.
Already unique to the three-way Triflow tap is the technology woven effortlessly into its design – namely the extra internal tube that allows treated drinking water to be delivered through a separate waterway, avoiding contamination from the hot and cold tap water. While hot and cold water are controlled by the tap’s discrete handle, the drinking water element is activated by a touch sensitive electric button indicated by the Triflow logo. A green halo light ignites when operational, turning to red when the water treatment cartridge needs replacing and flashing red when the battery is running low. A battery provides back-up in case of mains electricity failure.
Hidden within the Zaha Hadid design is a highly sophisticated manufacturing process that has never before been used for a tap. The revolutionary shape employs the latest methods of production and a unique ceramic coring process, resulting in a tap that is as much a piece of art as it is a kitchen or bathroom appliance.
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