Contemporary Universal Design: kitchen faucet

April 10, 2010 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

The new Karbon faucet by KOHLER®  is an innovative contemporary design that allows the user to place the faucet at any angle needed.  This video gives an in-depth review of how the faucet works.  

What strikes me about the design of this faucet is the joystick valve, which is usable with minimal hand function and/or a closed fist.  The faucet itself is also “engineered with carbon fiber to enhance strength and reduce weight”, which also appears to provide a unique texture.  I am unable to determine, from looking at the pictures alone, if the texture could be of assistance to the user, creating more of a non-slip surface.  

The faucet itself could also be manipulated into a position with the use of the side of the hand, palm or forearm.  There is also a button on the nozzle that allows for a choice of spray or aerated modes.  This button eliminates the need to squeeze and hold a sink sprayer, allowing for both ease of use and hands-free operation.    

What do you think of this faucet?  Would you buy it….why or why not?


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