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Brief Published: 2 Oct 2012

Axor Starck Organic Taps


French product designer Philippe Starck has designed a new range of taps for luxury German bathroom brand Axor that take their inspiration from nature.

The Axor Starck Organic tap takes its shape from tree branches, and the ecological design uses half the amount of water of traditional taps – 3.5 litres per minute compared with the average 7 litres per minute. This water-saving technique doesn’t affect the water pressure because the tap contains 90 separate water outlets, which each release a tiny stream, creating a strong flow.

Water is one of the world’s most precious finite resources and global supply is dwindling. For more on this, see Science & Technology’s pertinent analysis on waterless manufacturing.