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Rolling Ball Controls Water Flow & Temp

Smith Newman's Sink

— February 28, 2008 — Luxury
This faucet belongs in Futurama home. It totally changes the way hot and cold water are mixed and controlled. Get this: you move the ball in or out to control the flow and pressure. Moving the ball left or right controls the temperature. The whole surface lights up to give you a visual clue as to the temperature of the water.
Designer: Smith Newnam & Touch 360 Studio

Implications - Consumers are eager to see new forms and new designs emerge. These consumers are informed by the depictions of the future in popular media. Companies should consider the representations of the future in films and create products based on that vision.
Trend Themes
1. Innovative Faucet Designs - Designs that change the way hot and cold water are mixed and controlled by using unique design features.
2. Visual Temperature Indicators - Faucets that feature visual clues such as lighting up to indicate the temperature of the water.
3. Consumer Demand for Futuristic Products - An increased interest in futuristic products inspired by popular media representations of the future.
Industry Implications
1. Home Fixtures and Appliances - There are opportunities to innovate and create new products in the home fixtures and appliances industry based on futuristic designs.
2. Industrial Design - There is a need for industrial designers to incorporate unique design features in products to meet the growing demand for futuristic products.
3. Construction and Renovation - As consumers become more interested in innovative product design, there are opportunities for construction and renovation companies to offer unique and futuristic designs in their projects.
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