Industrial-arts students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and the Parsons School of Design in New York designed 30 different kitchen and bathroom faucets, which were displayed on Price Pfister's Web site, www.pricepfister.com. More than 1,300 people visited the Web site to vote for 10 finalists. A panel of industry design experts selected the winners.
The first-place winner was Silas Beebe from the Art Center College of Design, for "Water Go," a bathtub faucet and handle with an organic modernism design, which means every element of the design is derived from nature.
Second place was awarded to Hlynur Vagn Atlason, a student at Parsons School of Design, whose "Arch" single-handle faucet keeps wet hands over the sink when adjusting water force and temperature.
The third-place winner was "Chameleon" by Shane Koo from the Art Center College of Design. Koo created a temperature-sensitive bathroom faucet that visually notifies the user how hot or cold the water is and provides a cascade of water from a faucet head resembling a waterfall.