Tongyang Magic, South Korea
Team Lead: Kim Dongsu
Design: Kim Jongsoo
The Free Will Water Purifier takes inspiration from a rotary lever-type faucet. Turning the angle of the lever determines the water temperature and rate of flow – a very intuitive mechanism for any user.
Taking cue from a rotary lever-type faucet, the Free Will Water Purifier allows anybody who has ever used a conventional faucet to use it easily. While traditional water purifiers require the user to dispense hot and cold water from different outlets, this particular water purifier simplifies the control of water temperature and flow rate into a single faucet-like dispenser.
Coloured lighting is incorporated into the lever of the dispenser and indicates the water temperature by different colours. On the knob of the dispenser, a lit icon displays the flow rate. This 2-functions-in-1 dispenser controls both temperature and the amount of water dispensed with a single adjustment of the lever. The mechanism changes the flow rate instead of the water pressure, allowing the user greater ease and control over the dispensing process.