Inspired by Hansgrohe's Axor Starck V, we thought we'd take a look at the weirdest and wackiest taps out there. Do you agree with our selection? Tell us with a Tweet.... Tweet #Top10Taps
1. The Tap that inspired us, the Axor Starck V by Hansgrohe. Designed by Phillipe Starck, this tap's crystal glass body allows you to see the unique water vortex inside. The glass body can easily be removed for cleaning.
2. Pop by Zazzeri. The colourful silicone spout is available in a wide range of colours and the body available in chrome, brushed stainless steel and black or white lacquer. Built in aerators reduce water consumption and give the illusion of high water pressure. More info.
3. V-Tondo by Savil. The V-Tondo's spout is initially hidden and merges from its own body. The knob for opening and mixing the water is integrated with the whole body, keeping it simple and elegant. Available in simple chrome, as well as some more unique designs as pictured. More info.
4. Triflow by Zaha Hadid. Commissioned to celebrate Triflow Concept's 30th Anniversary, the inspiration for the design of this tap is the flow of water. It's unique shape called for an advanced method of construction and an innovative ceramic coring process, unique to the U.K. More info.
5. Tweet by Ritmonio. Inspired by nature, Tweet is a product of the Turin design studio Lana+Savetierre, whose brief was to simplfy the dialogue between tap and person, to tempt the contact and to spur a positive attitude. As well as it's reduced flow rate, when the lever is in the central position, you only get cold water and not premixed, avoiding the turning on of the boiler each time you move the lever. More info.
6. Ondus® by Grohe. Icons on the digital control can be pre-programmed with your preferred combination of temperature, flow rate and duration – for the creation of personal water experiences. More info.
7. Canale by Neve. This modular bathroom tap can be wall or counter mounted. It's modular pieces provide many possibilities - including a tap/towel rail combination. More info
8. Pure Touch Dispense Point by The Pure Water Company Ltd. All types of drinking water are available at the touch of a button on the stylish digital display screen. This easy-to-use touchscreen can also be branded to show your company logo or display a corporate or environmental message when not in use.
9. Karbon by Kohler. This articulating tap from Kohler has five pivot points to maximise manoeuverability. It's integral sprayhead with both laminar flow and spray functions at the touch of a button and the deck-mounted joystick control provides precise temperature and flow control. More info
10. Fold by Ceramica Flaminia. Inspired by bent chrome pipes that are usually considered as a flaw, matching shower fittings and accessories are also available. More info.