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Prize(s) Winners in Ambient Lighting
Company studiooberhauser
Lead Designers Martin Oberhauser
Other Designer's names Florian P., Valeria H., Daniel S.
Client Planit GmbH
Photo Credits studiooberhauser / Riccardo Trudi Diotallevi Superstudio
Completion Date 16.05.2022
Project Location Ora, Italy
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Entry Description

Planit th(s)ink (meaning: thinking about sustainability, water and nature + sink) is the first smart sink with integrated water-saving signaling system, aiming to sensitize users to have a more sustainable relationship with the consumption of water. Manufactured from Corian, diamond pattern grooves integrating RGB-LED light strips are machined on the underside of the sink module. The RGB-LED light shines through the thinner Corian material left by the machined grooves, highlighting the diamond shaped pattern on the top-side of the sink module. A soft welcome light-pattern impulse inspired by a human heartbeat starts from wherever the sink is touched and runs over the whole surface of the sink like a wave. After the first impulse, the lights are programmed to emit static blue colored light when water starts running through the tap, providing a secondary light source and mood lighting. When water is flowing through the tap, the light changes color over time, from blue to red, according to the water usage. Thus, the user is visually notified when water flows for too much time, providing a cue to limit the consumption of water.
Company Description

We believe that design can have a groundbreaking and positive impact.

Material based design is the foundation for a visionary and futuristic design language. A cradle to cradle, cross-disciplinary approach to design allows the design-team to connect different techniques and ideas, materials and production methods, creating a bold and striking design language.

studiooberhauser unites a multidisciplinary team of creative and innovative minds that realize projects in the fields of product design and interior design.