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While many of us are feeling a sense of collective hangover as this year and the last one blur together, others — like Sydney-based tapware manufacturer Astra Walker — have taken this time as an opportunity to innovate. Their latest collection — Sensor — responds to the global demand for contactless hand hygiene, prioritising health and safety while retaining the clean and refined silhouette we’ve come to expect from the premium Australian brand.

Positioning the bathroom as a place of sanctuary and sanitation, the collection employs new age technology that elevates the daily ritual of handwashing to a seamless and joyful experience. Eliminating the typical frustration of finding and triggering an infrared sensor, the tap detects changing levels of capacitance to activate water flow automatically and without the need for contact.

 

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The hero of this design is the harnessing of capacitance—the physical property of the human body which allows an electrical charge to be stored. When hands come into close proximity to the Sensor tap, an increase in capacitance is detected and water flows automatically. Likewise, when the hands are removed, a decrease is detected, turning off the water and returning the tap to standby mode.

Simple and beautifully resolved, this is just the type of cutting edge product we’ve come to expect from a brand that prides itself on being adaptable, responsive and agile.

Not only highly functional and technically superior, the product is available in a range of bespoke finishes encompassing PVD, Electroplated, Living and Organic finishes. Minimal and refined, the palette feels considered and contemporary.

As Andrew Shirtliff, Astra Walker brand director and co-founder explains—“Every detail and material choice is a reflection of the Astra Walker brand.”

 

Related: Astra Walker Unveils New Brisbane Showroom by Richards & Spence.

 

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A drive to produce sustainable and high-quality products is at the heart of the Astra Walker philosophy. With a commitment pertaining to practical energy and water-saving goals, the Sensor Tap Collection comes with a high WELS rating and low power usage. With five levels of sensitivity for waterflow accuracy and efficiency, along with a self-calibration system that enhances stability, the result ensures a seamless experience.

“As an Australian company, it’s about controlling the quality of the product and not cutting corners,” says Andrew. “We have control of the manufacturing process, even from the design phase.”

With over 20 years of experience as an Australian owned and operated tapware manufacturer, Astra Walker is a brand rooted in heritage and tradition. Fluently walking the tightrope between Contemporary and Classic, their attention to detail can be felt from the precision of form to the seamless finish—a formidable combination of technology and design.

 

For more information on the Sensor Collection from Astra Walker head to astrawalker.com.au/sensor.

 

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