As part of the Resourceful Design trend from our Future of Home Living report, we highlight the Aerial Shower technology. Created by design company TOTO, the shower features an interchangeable head, which promises to reduce water usage by up to 35%. The technology works by aerating the water droplets as they are propelled out of the nozzle, offering the same shower experience with significantly less water consumption.
TOTO estimates that the device will save a family of four approximately $180/year by reducing the amount of hot water used per shower, and will cut CO2 emissions by 146 kg/year. The concept is an example of an easy household substitution which can add up to significant lifetime savings and an overall reduction of resources. What’s more, the product’s design ensures that homeowners don’t need to lose out on a premium experience to benefit.
Technologies like the Aerial Shower demonstrate how a new range of highly-efficient products and appliances for the home are lowering resource consumption. These fall under the larger theme we’re calling Equilibrium, which points to the way architects and designers are integrating feelings of balance, health, and well-being into people’s living spaces and everyday lives.
PSFK has announced the latest in a series of trend reports. Following studies into retail, social media, gaming, work and mobile, the PSFK Labs consulting team have generated the Future of Home Living report. That report manifests as a free summary presentation, an in-depth downloadable PDF and an exhibition in New York City that runs to August 16.
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