HANSA CANYON Temparature Sensitive Bathroom Fixtures

by , 07/11/05

Germany’s Hansa has come out with these futuristic bathroom fixtures. The metal spigot has the top portion removed, creating a visible canyon for your water to run through. As if these rectangular minimalist fixtures weren’t beautiful enough, they also feature temperature sensitive LEDs lining the walls of the canyon, which illuminate the water in different colors depending on the temperature of the water (red=hot, pink=warm, blue=cold). Not that anyone really needs colored light help to discern the temperature of running water – but its a cool feature none-the-less. Who knows, maybe it could help prevent those nasty surprises you sometimes get when washing your hands or stepping into the bath a little too quickly.

For more information on Hansacanyon see Hansa’s website

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  1. Kathy January 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Cool! But very pricey

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  9. furikomi August 24, 2007 at 7:13 am

    You may purchase this faucet from KWC faucets located in Atlanta

  10. SHERYL MILLER July 21, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    how do i purchase and get pricing for this. Does this work in the United States?

    thank you

  11. Inhabitat » Blog ... June 15, 2006 at 5:43 am

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  12. Nat January 28, 2006 at 5:29 am

    Awesome! I want one! Now a clear shower head, that would be cool.

  13. shikhar January 26, 2006 at 3:01 pm

    ….nice…but,is that water?

  14. ing January 25, 2006 at 4:59 pm

    what if we shoot it with a gun

  15. Thetyrant January 25, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Amazing.. I’m interested to see whats next for Hansa.

  16. ted January 18, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    BTW,this is a german product that keeps the best standards in Europe,,, there are no reasom that this will not be “allowed” in US or other places. Just saw the thingy in my shop today, my reseller gave ( i bought one ) will be displayed in norway…

  17. ted January 18, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    Price in norway about 3000 eur…Fu%&#” H?%”?%

  18. Alan January 2, 2006 at 7:02 am

    like many others had asked, where can I get one of these? does it satisfy the codes here in the US? or do I need to find someone in Europe to get one for me?
    Thanks in advance….

  19. conner September 25, 2005 at 5:28 am

    hello. i am conner……butterflies

  20. conner September 25, 2005 at 5:17 am


  21. theresa September 23, 2005 at 3:32 am

    please tell me where to find these faucets…we are building a house and are wondering if this line is available yet?


  22. babydevil August 14, 2005 at 6:37 am

    I’m dying to get one! Where I can I purchse it? It’s the coolest faucet I’ve ever seen!

  23. Nicholas Slater July 27, 2005 at 9:42 am

    this is pretty cool and a great idea

  24. Jill July 26, 2005 at 4:41 pm

    The faucets come with buttons to turn the water off and on. I didn’t show these because I didn’t think they were as interesting as the faucets themeselves, but if you want to see more details of how these faucets work, go to the Hansa website. There are plenty of pictures of the on/off switches and other faucet details.

  25. resie July 25, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    This is really beautiful!!! What’s the price??? Where can I get this????

  26. la~ July 25, 2005 at 2:26 am

    FaNtaStIquE! but how do you turn on the tap?

  27. Bobert July 24, 2005 at 4:50 am

    (pig) (cow) (monkey) HOOOORAY FOR COLORS (santa) (joker) (devil)

  28. angel July 23, 2005 at 5:59 am

    That invention is the neatest i have seen so far where can i buy one at. Just the other day my aunt was bragging about her water faucets being sterling silver but wait until she gets a load of this. Its awesome. Why didn’t i think of that.

  29. Me July 23, 2005 at 4:53 am

    Absolutely stupid.

  30. Tyler July 23, 2005 at 3:08 am


  31. NiKKi July 22, 2005 at 9:37 pm

    hey that’s cool! i want one!:-D

  32. Stefan from SWEDEN July 22, 2005 at 8:51 pm

    Wery nice! I Love design in my home! Where do I find these?

  33. joe July 22, 2005 at 8:40 pm


  34. hihi July 22, 2005 at 8:39 pm

    soo u cant control the tempature of the water???

  35. Rogolstof July 22, 2005 at 6:20 pm

    It’s pretty sad that people are improving such menial objects such as this. Hurry up and start improving electrical cars, you capitalist pigs.

  36. Gina July 22, 2005 at 4:58 pm

    I want 1!!!!!

  37. dutchy July 22, 2005 at 3:10 pm

    It’s prettyful!!!and shiny i wanna touch it!

  38. bobby July 22, 2005 at 3:07 pm

    wow….you people are sad….lets comment on taps!!! ha

  39. Phoenix July 22, 2005 at 12:42 pm

    put a grate on the end and use it as a shower 😉

  40. Tim July 22, 2005 at 11:06 am

    this looks really cool and is an excellent idea!
    Where to get it?

  41. Wes July 22, 2005 at 8:31 am

    This is very cool! The future may have arrived!:-D

  42. LittleStorm July 20, 2005 at 3:36 pm

    Very, very, nice!!!!!

  43. slusk July 20, 2005 at 12:30 pm

    what happens if you turn it on full force. will the water shoot over the sink and onto the floor?

  44. dude July 19, 2005 at 8:56 pm

    Whoe nilly, that sumbich resembles the ancient aquaduct of rome. cool.

  45. jmmarquis July 19, 2005 at 7:46 pm

    And how do you turn the dang thing off? I wanna see how the faucets look and work, not just the spigot.

  46. Jordy July 19, 2005 at 7:21 pm

    What will they think of next? Thanks for the info. Linked on my blog. http://www.virtualmatter.blogspot.com

  47. Jonna July 19, 2005 at 5:42 pm

    I love Ida

  48. Pon July 19, 2005 at 5:42 pm

    Pon pon pon pon.

  49. Jonna July 19, 2005 at 5:41 pm


  50. Ryan July 19, 2005 at 5:15 am

    My question is, won’t the water get contaminated by dust and other things that accumulate on the trough that is exposed when the faucet is not running? I dunno if I’d want to drink out of that…

  51. Abslorty July 18, 2005 at 12:08 pm

    they had these at this club in baltimore called the Red Maple; They look amazing. I would definatley consider getting one if i didnt have an appartment and therefore unable to make even the slightest changes wihtout loosing my safety deposit.

  52. andrew finean July 18, 2005 at 11:18 am

    Looks good but:-
    Is limescale a problem?
    With taps running at at decent volume does water miss sink?

  53. Howard July 18, 2005 at 11:10 am

    I would guess that this faucet sells for comfortably well into the four figures.

  54. Aaron Linville July 18, 2005 at 10:55 am

    The illuminated water is cute, but as the design lacks an aerator it limits the usefulness of the faucet to filling buckets (and related ‘filling’ tasks). Too many designers, not enough engineers…

  55. fark July 18, 2005 at 10:10 am

    you’ve been FARKED

  56. Jaggae July 18, 2005 at 2:01 am

    They should have a fountain made in likeness. The changing colours can be really therapeutic. Works well with the bathtub definitely, i can never gauge the right temperature to get in.

  57. gnorman July 15, 2005 at 7:08 pm


  58. Mary Bream July 15, 2005 at 1:14 am

    Great concept, but what do you do if your husband is color blind?

  59. Jennifer Smith July 14, 2005 at 11:12 pm

    I checked out the Design Boom sight, and sure, it uses lights instead of labels for water temperature, but the DESIGN is remarkably different, that you might as well criticise this designer for also using water.

  60. Jill July 14, 2005 at 8:37 pm

    Its hard to say for certain about this, but I doubt that Hansa stole this idea from Toshiro Aya, simply because Design Boom’s competition results were announced in March 2004, and Hansa has been selling these for a couple months at least (their website is so difficult to navigate – its hard to figure out exactly when this product launched). I assume that means that the Canyon line of faucets have probably been in development and production for at least 4-6 months. However, even if they got the initial idea from Toshiro Aya, the execution is so entirely different from his, that I don’t think it would really qualify as “stealing” the design. Perhaps “taking inspiration from” might be a better way to describe it. 😉

  61. Lo July 14, 2005 at 1:05 am

    sweet but COPIED.
    the idea is stolen from last year besignerboom ‘inside the bathroom’
    designers name is toshihiro aya from japan.
    competition hosted and promoted by http://www.designboom.com
    here is the direct link to the competition result designer’s page

    Stealing an idea is very easy. Make it better it’s even easier when you have a base you must be dumb to make it worst…

    anyway congratulation to the copycat company that took it. continue that way, may be next you wanna re invent milk and coffe and call it cappuccino 😉 sure it’s a hit

  62. rick July 13, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    the roppongi hills grand hyatt hotel has these installed in their lobby bathrooms. 110% pure class.

  63. ryan July 13, 2005 at 9:14 pm

    very cool – sure beats the shit out of the crap ass fixtures i have at my place

  64. Polar Bear July 13, 2005 at 8:48 pm

    strait ill yo, this looks bomb.

  65. Michelle L July 13, 2005 at 6:28 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – I’d probably waste so much water if I had these because I’d simply want to watch it pour forth all day long!

  66. alie July 13, 2005 at 6:09 pm


  67. Mike July 13, 2005 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, beautiful and functional. Very nice!

  68. Ralph Wilson July 13, 2005 at 3:38 pm

    This is one of the (if not THE) coolest additions to faucet capabilities that I have ever seen. I can see this as a means of preventing kids (or parents for that matter) from getting their hands/feet/whatever scalded by water that is too hot and it saves us all from standing there with our fingers getting frozen while we wait for the water to warm up enough to was our faces.

    Now, all we need is a sink and a bath tub with the same capabilities! (Or, maybe, a sensitivity adjustment so we can set the faucet to our desired preference of water temp and, when that is reached, the water goes green or purple.)

  69. Andreas July 13, 2005 at 3:30 pm

    Shinny! I love!

  70. Abba shaib July 13, 2005 at 3:12 pm


  71. castaway24218 July 13, 2005 at 2:39 pm

    This is great…..where do I buy it?

  72. ulrike July 13, 2005 at 2:02 pm


  73. ilia July 12, 2005 at 6:28 pm

    wow, this is pretty sweet


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