KITCHEN DESIGN:Touchless Faucets

September 27th, 2013 | by Christopher Kennedy | Comments

Smart Touch technology has come to the kitchen. Everyone from Brizo to Moen has been getting in the game. Now, you can easily and neatly turn your faucet on, without spreading germs and mess. This is a big help when you’re covered with flour, wrist-deep in making meat loaf or rinsing chicken. 

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The Delta Touch Faucet, shown above, operates using the same technology that makes touch screens work. There is a low voltage electrical current that flows across the handle and spout of the faucet. As soon as this circuit is interrupted by skin contact, water begins to flow. It has an automatic shutoff feature just in case it’s tapped accidentally.

Vuelo by Brizo

Taking it’s design inspiration from the graceful swan, Brizo has introduced the Vuelo, their own version of the touchless kitchen faucet.  (Incidentally, the fabulous tile shown in the photo was designed by my fellow designer and neighbor, Michael Berman, as part of his line for Walker Zanger.)


Kohler Sensate

The Sensate by Kohler, shown above, uses their Response Technology to turn on and off with a wave of your hand or a pan, rather than by touching the faucet.



Moen offers a more transitional look with their Arbor with Motion Sense. The pull down spout makes this touchless faucet very popular. Photo courtesy of


color video screanABOUT THIS BLOGGER: Based in Palm Springs and Los Angeles, Christopher is best known for his clean, modern aesthetic. His design work and products for the home have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, Elle Decor, Luxe Magazine, California Homes, Going Organic, California Home & Design, and The Los Angeles Times. Now, Christopher is a regular contributor to the Desert Sun.

Christopher Kennedy’s design projects currently include luxury desert escapes, homes in the Hollywood Hills, lofts in New York City, and waterfront properties from British Columbia to Laguna Beach.  His eponymous furniture line is available in showrooms in Palm Desert, Los Angeles, and Denver.  Locally, his all-natural candle line is available at Just Modern, Palm Springs.



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