In a bathroom, the surfaces and fixtures usually take center stage. The Swirl Faucet concept puts the focus not on the faucet, but on the water.

The concept from designer Simin Qiu features two internal turbines that spin in different directions. The water flows out in a delicate lattice pattern.

The designer was inspired by the nature of water itself. Water is gentle and flowing, and the Swirl faucet puts those qualities on display.

Qiu’s design allows the user to pre-set the temperature of the water so that a simple touch is all it takes to turn the swirling water on and off.

Besides being lovely to look at, the faucet uses 15 percent less water than a traditional faucet. And because the water doesn’t need to warm up, the concept is even more energy efficient.