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Galleries // 2023 Spark:Product // Aquor Water Systems Comfort Grip Hose Connector

Aquor Water Systems Comfort Grip Hose Connector


Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Greg Janky - Partner + Designer
Design Type: Industrial & consumer tools and equipment
Company / Organization / School: Anvil Studios, Inc.
Website: http://www.anvil-studios.com
Team Members: Greg Janky, Treasure Hinds, Waymen Yu, Christine Kim

Aquor Water Systems is reinventing the way people access water outdoors, with a mission to design and manufacture the world’s most innovative, efficient, and well-engineered water valves. Aquor partnered with industrial designers to create the next generation design vision appropriate for their target market; modern domestic constructions. Aquor’s product line does not have a spigot and valve handle exposed on the outside of the house. Instead, the traditional fixture is replaced with Aquor’s Hydrant, a valve system embedded inside the wall and protected from freezing. The inner valve opens by locking a handle into the Hydrant via an exterior flush-mounted plate which has a spring-loaded hose connector with a 1/3-turn bayonet-style thread. The first handle product introducing Aquor’s new design language is the Comfort Grip Hose Connector which connects standard 3/4” garden hoses to the Aquor Hydrant.