“Water saving is something that the sector has been exploring for several years, and which we continue to try and improve upon. Reduced water consumption was something that we had already included in a series of taps launched in 2016. FOIL, launched in 2021 and designed by Marco Pisati, includes a special water-saving aerator”, explains Daniele Mazzon, general manager of CRISTINA Rubinetterie. The faucet series, inspired by the aerodynamic lines of the 1930s Streamline, won the Archiproducts Design Awards 2021, with a special mention for sustainability.
For Dornbracht, water saving is increasingly important, especially when it comes to public spaces. The Touchfree and Infrared version of products, such as Vaia and Meta, combine this need with that of hygiene, thanks to everything being contactless. Features, such as being designed with levers that rest on cold water, so that the user does not accidentally go to open the hot water when switching it on, are accompanied by other measures, including the use of aerators that limit water pressure, or cartridges that click to signal consumption thresholds, and make users more aware and careful of how they use water.
Another solution on offer is that of the Rimless 2.0.1 from Ceramica Cielo, where the jet of water is specifically designed to reach every point of the bowl. When flushed, the water flows with precision along the edges, without splashing, cleaning the entire surface, and avoiding waste. This patented technology also allows for a more silent water flow: it is up to 40% quieter than traditional sanitaryware.