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The Ripple Faucet Makes Some Seriously Stylish Waves

The Ripple-15 faucet is so dang cool, every house should have one. But with such a hypnotic addition I fear we'd all waste a lot of precious water that way due to excessive overuse. Consisting of a simple rippled circle display and an electromagnetically attracted metal ball, you can change the temperature of the water by simply placing the metal ball either along the hot or cold side of the plate. Electromagnetic sensors housed beneath the plate adjust the temperature according to the ball's placement, and LEDs light up in red, blue or neutral to visually cue you in as well. A flash heater regulates the water and heats or cools it accordingly, while two separate channels direct the hot or cold water flows. Moving the ball to the outer concentric rings increases the water flow, while placing it in the center turns the faucet off.

red hotred hot

cool bluecool blue

Ripple-15 is the fifteenth version of an initial concept, and with it designer Smith Newman appears to have perfected his craft. Only thing I'd be worried about is that little metal ball meeting a cruel fate in the depths of the drain, or in some little person's stomach. Oh, who am I fooling? I still want it.

Found via Yanko Design
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Comments
Feb 29, 2008
by Anonymous

NIce...

A very nice design.. I not gonna lie I would like to have it but woudn't it be nice if you would find a way to make the small ball somehow attached to the set somehow... I rather not have it fall down in the hole or lose it....

Mar 1, 2008
by Anonymous

holy kool batman

Ill take 2

Mar 2, 2008
by Anonymous

Gimmie Gimmie More Gimmie More

Ill have to get 1 but its not to good to have around little kids. Attach the ball to the set. I'm begg'n u

Jan 31, 2009
by Anonymous

attach

Attach ball using super magnet. THe harder you try to pull the ball away the more powerful the magnetic force.

Feb 14, 2009
by Anonymous

Nice concept...

But nobody has mentioned the fact that the sink has to be COMPLETELY level. While the ball would not be able to move in or out (turning the water flow up or down) the ball could supposedly move to room temp (or wherever the low point is) by itself. I dont see any grooves that keeps the ball in place, so as the house (or cabinets) settle over time, the sink will become askew.