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The phrase “at the touch of a button" conveys simplicity and convenience. Today the remarkable things we can accomplish with a quick button push — brew a cup of artisanal coffee, remotely manage electronic home appliances, solve world peace (well, not just yet) — helps put us just a few steps shy of a Jetsons-like existence. It’s this idea of luxurious everyday comfort driving innovation at Hansgrohe, the award-winning home fixtures designers intent on turning some of the most basic everyday tasks — showering, cleaning, watering — into a progressive and pleasurable experience.
Armed with more than 500 design awards and currently the 10th-rated, the German brand redefined bathroom and kitchen fixtures with the introduction in 2011 of its chic Raindance Select hand showers. Intuitively designed to feature clear touch-button controls, the hand shower fast became a favored fixture among discerning consumers — and now that groundbreaking technology is available for Hansgrohe showerheads and kitchen mixers, too.
In the bathroom, the ShowerTablet Select 300 and 700 are highlighted by clear front-panel water pressure icons that protrude slightly, which is particularly convenient for children and elderly use. Built-in button controls are among the next-generation features in Hansgrohe’s stylish new Metris Select and Talis Select kitchen mixers, as well. Ideal for hassle-free use while doing dishes and watering plants, these fully mechanical fixtures have pull-out swivel spouts with a 150-degree range, and the one-touch Select button ensures water flow stoppage, eliminating drips and helping conserve water.
While the brand has yet to unveil sci-fi technology — check back in a few years. They’re getting there.