Amphora Faucet by E.c.a Design Team

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Amphora

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Faucet

INSPIRATION:
Amphora serie is designed to connect past and future and gives a chance to experience the basic and functional forms of ancient times.It was not easy as today to make reachable our life source water that days.Man has to live by the water or carry to reach it.While cities were developing they built waterways and street fountains to make water reachable in every region of city.Fountains were reachable for everyone including the visitors of that city.Water was flowing as same as it was flowing in natural spring with street fountains. By developing of man, civilisation and technology fountains slowly changed their forms and joined the inside of the buildings. E.C.A design team designed Amphora Serie to connect the past and future and let you experience that amazing feelings of the ancient times.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The faucets combines the past and the future. Faucet s unusual form comes from centuries before today, but its water saving cartridge brings tomorrow. Faucet retro designed from street fountains of ancient times and brings aesthetic to your bathrooms.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2012 in Turkey. Products samples were exhibited in Unicera in 2012.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Production processes start with low pressure brass casting. After cooling down raw material sent to machine and milling workshop for bolt housings and etc. Next step is polishing the surfaces to prepare it for plating or painting. After plating or painting parts go to assembly house to find the final form.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Built in Basin mixer: spout: Width 80 mm x Depth 138.6 mm x Height 121.4 mm handle: Width 80 mm x Depth 73.6 mm x Height 128.5 mm

TAGS:
Ancient, Fountain, Natural Flow, Water Saving, Aesthetic, Retro,

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Water is always important for mankind. Incoming of water into our houses and flow styles has changed in time. Instead of fully technological flowing mixers amphora designed to reference to past, water flowing pipes, holes and chutes of the ancient times are searched, place of water researched in old settlements and finally amphora found its form. Amphora stands closer to users because of its reflections from past and reminds them values of ancient times also references the future with its technology.

CHALLENGE:
Most difficult part of this design process was being successful about reflecting the marks of past. In advantage of our facilities location we searched the flow of natural waters and how people carry it into their settlements in ancient Aegean sites. We mixed our culture with the historical patterns that we found. Hardest thing was giving an amazing form to Amphora but the important thing was reaching the simplest point. In the end we think that we are successful about combining the simplicity and past in the form of amphora.

ADDED DATE:
2013-02-26 06:59:42

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Gizem KILICLI, Mustafa BICER , Hakan Cevat TUNCAY and

IMAGE CREDITS:
E.c.a Design Team, 2012.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
E.C.A - Valfsel Armatür Sanayi A.ş.

PROFILE:
Our company was founded in 1957 with the business name i.e. ECA Pres Dokum Sanayi Ltd Sti then the business title of the company was replaced with Valfsel Armatur Sanayi A.S. in 1978. With the purpose to fulfil the needs of our customers in the field of sanitaryware industry, we primarily completed the investments for our brand ECA to produce the utmost quality so Manisa production plant was established in Manisa Organized Industry Zone in 1990. On the other hand, Eltor A.S. dealing with the production activities in Edirne since 1972 has been incorporated within the body of the Valfsel A.Ş. in 1992 thus the corporate integration duly completed considering the standardization in whole production activities. In respect of the effective cost control and planning as well as product development due to intensive R&D activities in due course, Samandira production plant was moved to Manisa in 1995 and Edirne production plant in 2000 therefore all corporate resources have been used optimally on based of effective communication and planning processes. Today, Valfsel Armatur Sanayi AS has been employing 140 personnel and 310 workers in two production plants i.e. Manisa 1 and Manisa 2. The company was established on a land of 62,281 square meters including an indoor area of 20,547 square meters. The product range of the company is composed of 4,200,000 pieces of various fixtures, sanitary fittings, interior mechanism, syphons and accessories in scope of annual process of brass products of 4980 tons. The company's main product line includes the Single and Double handle Shower and Bathroom Fittings; Single and Double handle Sink, Lavatory and Bidet Faucets / Mixers, Photocell - Infrared Taps and Mixers, Self Closing Taps and Mixers, Thermostatic Mixers, Built-in Bathroom Fixtures as well as internal mechanisms and Syphons and various Bath Accessories compatible with the produced fittings. Besides the high capacity, Valfsel has taken part among some certain production plants in the world when considering its quality Casting, Forging, Multi-mills Vending, Multi-Station Machining, Polishing and Surface Coating and finally Mounting Units starting from design and planning stage.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Amphora Faucet by E.c.a Design Team is a Nominee in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category.

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Amphora Faucet by E.c.a Design Team is Winner in Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category, 2012 - 2013.



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