Quartz is a sculptural soap dispenser for public conveniences. Shaped like a prism, it looks more like a piece of art than an object of everyday use. It uses highly innovative, patented technology to prevent soap from dripping out of the dispenser. Six LEDs show the user when Quartz is dispensing soap and when it has stopped. That is very cost-efficient as it is avoiding waste, as well as helping to promote cleanliness and reduce cleaning requirements. The LEDs also indicate when the dispenser needs to be replenished.
Statement by the Jury
The design of the Quartz soap dispenser skilfully blends an unusual look with technology intended to promote greater awareness of material consumption.