How hansgrohe Revolutionises The Kitchen Sink Typology

The new kitchen sink units from hansgrohe feature a streamlined control concept that brings the control unit closer to users, giving added convenience regardless of age, height and physical condition.



BY INDESIGNLIVE.SG

29 June, 2018


How do people use water in the kitchen? Probably not that different from how they use it generations ago. The role of the kitchen in our domestic environments today, however, has significantly changed. From an unsightly area hidden from guests’ eyes, the kitchen has come a long way and become the place where we entertain family and friends, regroup and socialise. The kitchen has become the social hub of the home.

Taking in this into consideration, hansgrohe, together with long-time design partner Phoenix Design, developed new built-in kitchen sink units to suits today’s kitchen. Given the importance of water in the kitchen, for drinking, cooking and cleaning, movement around the sink should be made as easy as possible. The kitchen sink design should also be as simple and intuitive to operate.

The new hansgrohe kitchen sink units feature an innovative control concept that separates water control unit from the tap and places it at the front right-hand side of the rim. This brings the control unit closer to users, eliminating the need to reach out and adjust the water and giving users added convenience regardless of age, height and physical condition.

 

 

There are two models offered. The model fitted with the new hansgrohe Metris Select two-hole kitchen mixer features an ergonomic lever handle that can be switched or turned to adjust the water temperature and volume. A Select button on top of the spout enables users to control the water as they use the spout’s pullout mechanism.

 

 

The second model integrates the Select technology directly into the sink itself.   The water flow from the multi-jet kitchen mixer is controlled via a large button position on the right-hand side of the sink rim. This button also opens and closes the drain, streamlining the design of the sink.

 

 

Got your hands busy or dirty? Fret not, both models also allow you to control the flow of the water using your elbow or the back of your hand. The technology behind the Select button is also purely mechanical, no electricity or extra device required to be installed on the base unit.

 


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