Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Designed by Kohler Mira Design Team, Mira Activate is a new digital mixer shower that offers a more sophisticated and dynamic user experience for both consumers and installers.
The design of the user interface combines intuitive controls with refined graphical elements in perfect symbiosis to create a subtle digital look and feel.
In combination with the Mira app, installation is simpler and faster for the installer but also delivers meaningful benefits to the user with access to customisable pre-sets which can be tailored to individual needs from anywhere in the home.
The project has been awarded a 2021 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies for its design and technology.
Today, as we surround ourselves with more digital products in other aspects of our lives, we can see this trend permeating into the bathroom environment.
Whether it is a post-gym workout or you’re winding down at the end of the day, the Mira Activate offers meaningful benefits to the user with simple and intuitive controls that require minimal learning and allows consumers to curate tailored experiences to suit their mood.
The distinctly digital yet paired back user interface enables users to access their shower experiences intuitively with the refined graphical design simplifying the high level of fidelity which is available with a digital shower.
The user interface is deliberately designed to be recessive and only displays what is essential to the user, removing the anxiety and complication consumers experience when interacting with many other digital interfaces in their homes.
The digital valve allows users to intuitively adjust temperature and flow level accurately out of two outlets simultaneously (handset and overhead) but also offers users access to customisable pre-sets which can be tailored to individual needs from anywhere in the home via the Mira app.
The interaction of the interface has been refined down to a direct and intuitive rotary dial and rocker switch layout, further leveraging the learnings from other digital interface products that consumers have become adept at interacting with around their homes.
Activate is a step-change for Mira’s digital offering and takes the brand to the forefront of digital showering by offering quick and intuitive installation and increased functionality for the consumer with customizable pre-sets and a connected Mira app.
Promoting responsible use of water is key to the Mira brand values. Through utilizing the advantages of the digital valve, the Mira Activate allows consumers to understand their water consumption habits through the communication of usage data in a clear and easily understandable way.
Project: Mia Activate Digital Mixer Shower
Designers: Kohler Mira Design Team, Kohler Mira Ltd.
Manufacturer: Kohler Mira Ltd.