Straw Faucet Basin Mixer by Ctesi - Barros & Moreira, S.A.

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Straw

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Faucet Basin Mixer

INSPIRATION:
The design of Straw faucet basin mixer is inspired in the tubular forms of the young and fun straws that accompany a refreshing drink in the summer or a hot drink in the winter. With this project we intended to create an object of contemporary dashing and simultaneously fun design. Assuming the basin as a container, the initial idea intended to emphasize the faucet as the contact element with the user, just like the traditional straws are the contact point with a drink.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design is based on two vertical tubes which are arranged in parallel, but the uniqueness is related to the fact that one of these rods is "bent" like a straw. This rod becomes the spout of the faucet, while the vertical rod serves as the handle to control the water flow and the temperature. We deconstruct the usual forms, breaking with the stereotypes, resulting in a set that surprises by its asymetrical symmetry; this basin mixer combines a dynamic design with the perfect functionality.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The handle, whose functions are to activate the faucet, control the flow and adjust the temperature, is integrated in the tubular vertical rod. When the user interacts with the object, this rod works like a joystick that allows the user to choose the flow and temperature of the water welling from the other rod, which is bent and pointed at the basin. When interacting with the user, the object comes to life, and exposes in full the functions for which its bipartite body have been designed to.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The conceptual project started in September 2008 and finished in April 2009 in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. The first prototype was presented at the innovation space of Tektónica - International Trade Fair for Construction Materials, in Lisbon, in May 2009 and to the market at the International Exhibition "Expo Casablanca", in Morocco, in November 2009.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This brass basin mixer is produced through a foundry process and subsequent machination and polishing. The glossy finish is attained through a chroming process.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
W= 80mm D= 95mm H= 185mm

TAGS:
Straw, cylinder, tubular, fun, joystick, symmetry, asymmetry, unprejudiced

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
This project was a challenge launched by Barros & Moreira to ESAD-CR, in a competition amongst students of Industrial Design. An assessment of the traditional shapes of a faucet and its production technology was made, seeking to find the reminiscences of a water spout. Young people, stripped of preconceptions, were called to participate in the product development, boosting the existing creative capital. This has had a positive impact on the development of skills of those involved.

CHALLENGE:
The first challenge was the deconstruction of a typical faucet, that is traditionally presented with a multi-volume shape, due to the traditional method of manufacturing. The tap's radical forms were a challenge: how to hide the handle, which in traditional taps is affixed above the main body, and turn the faucet into a bipartite body, pleasant to the sight, but still ensuring an excelent functionality. The project brought technical challenges to the factory, which had to leave its confort zone.

ADDED DATE:
2013-11-25 03:12:25

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Catarina Violante, Prof. Luís Pessanha (ESAD.CR - School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha), Design Department of Barros & Moreira, S.A. and Trade Department of Barros & Moreira, S.A.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Barros & Moreira, S.A.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Ctesi - Barros & Moreira, S.A.

PROFILE:
Ctesi is the own brand of taps and mixers from Barros & Moreira, S.A. a Portuguese company founded in 1997, that acts in the international market of sanitary ware.” Based on the professional experience and the “knowhow” of its founders, with a young team of qualified and dynamic employees, the company imposed itself in the national and international market by the difference of her service and competitiveness of the traded products. Over the years we have been consolidating our space on the market, creating integrated solutions for bathroom, focusing on the quality and design of our products. “As a result of growth and expansion, the company felt the need to change their field of action, having a strong focus on design, development and manufacture of own brand products, while narrowed partnerships and acquired shareholdings, to ensure control over the production, quality and commercialization of their own products and their brands. Therefore, it is guaranteed control over the logistical supply chain, from manufacturing to delivery of the product to the customer, thus fulfilling one of the major purposes of the company, which is customer satisfaction.” “Investing in the continuous training, new technologies and development of its infrastructure, a solid foundation has been created, allowing the constant demand for new products and solutions with the aim of customer loyalty and satisfaction.” At this point, we assume the globalization of our brands as a key point for success.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Straw Faucet Basin Mixer by Ctesi-barros & Moreira, S.a is a Nominee in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Straw Faucet Basin Mixer by Ctesi-barros & Moreira, S.a is Winner in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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