What is the history of the development of the faucet?
The faucet in Istanbul first appeared in the 16th century, four or five hundred years earlier than Beijing.
Before the faucet appeared, the water supply spring wall was inlaid with a beast-like shape, usually made of stone. A few "water nozzles" made of metal (I did not translate well), the water flowing out from there has not been Add any controlled long flowing water. In order to avoid wasting water and solving the shortage of water resources, people have developed faucets.
The original faucet was cast in bronze and later changed to cheaper brass. Some taps are simple and practical, while others are very decorative. A variety of different shapes of faucets, such as snakes, dragon shapes, ram heads, geometric shapes or flower shapes, reflect the architectural style of that era. The faucets in the palace and other important buildings are mostly silver, silver alloy or bronze gilded, and carved. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the faucets made for the courts and mansions paid more attention to the decoration, so that they were able to make their practical functions succumb to the decorative effect, and it was not too much to say that they were crafts.
In the palace, on the street, on the wall of the water supply spring or outside the mosque, you can still see all kinds of ancient faucets. However, only by visiting the faucet museum can you truly appreciate how the decorative taste of the Ottoman faucet exceeds its practicality. This faucet museum belongs to E.C.A., a company that produces faucets in Turkey. Among them, there are many Ottoman faucets in the collection, and the exquisite workmanship is beyond my expectation. However, in order to facilitate maintenance, these faucets were originally designed to be easily disassembled, thus causing the faucet to diverge, and many existing faucets have been difficult to find out which building they originally belong to. We can only guess: Is it the court? Rich family? Still on the street? Ordinary people's home?
In the 21st century, the consumer market has undergone tremendous changes. The material richness has given birth to the world of landscape life. Many consumers have begun to have their own unique understanding and rights to the taste of life. Materialism, cultural interest, personality, self and other flags, to create their own perfect living space, in the past many families buy faucets, simply think that "can be used." Nowadays, with the increasingly obvious style of home decoration, the bathroom space has begun to be full of personality. In order to create a personalized bathroom space, from the faucet, washbasin, shower equipment to bathroom accessories, the unique design, everywhere shows individuality and extraordinary The taste of the classic art design breaks through the usual way of thinking, using the faucet as a piece of art to bring together a cultural atmosphere. Under the concept of new consumption, the art faucet allows users to have taste and value, and the artistic faucet adds a sense of humanized design, segmentation of customer groups, and attention to actual needs at different age levels, such as “Dragon” The styling gives people a sense of good fortune, which makes them love the middle-aged and old-aged groups. Children also become the target customers of the bathroom. They have completely different needs and demands from adults, and meet the children's special needs according to their children's needs. Emotional appeals, designing cartoon concepts such as white rabbits, little mice, etc., loved by children, and characters and plants, etc., also make women friends love. Thereby getting a broad prospect of the consumer market.