Hadid states that this tap is designed with the fluid motion of water in mind, but once again, I take it as being inspired by the flowing nature of graffiti. See the project description below:
The new Avilion Triflow tap is inspired by the fluid movement of water. As a standard tap design begins and ends with a geometric arc which renders the water visible only when it leaves the faucet head. The design by Zaha Hadid Architects creates a form derived from the internal movements of water, as a single fluid gesture, where all parts are meant to convey the continuous fl ow between tap, work surface, and basin.
The Avilion Triflow Tap also incorporates unique manufacturing and functional elements seamlessly into its design. It is revolutionary in its shape as the manufacture incorporates the newest methods of rapid prototyping with a unique ceramic coring process to create each tap as a bespoke art piece. A separate waterway for purified water is controlled by a touch sensitive electronic actuator while hot and cold are controlled by a single lever which blends with the body of the form as the faucet lightly balances on the work-top.
For additional information please click here