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Arbor® with MotionSense™ from Moen Wins Prestigious Best of Year 2012 Award from Interior Design

North Olmsted, Ohio… The annual Interior Design Best of Year Product Design Awards is the preeminent design competition recognizing superior interior design products. This year, the thoughtfully designed Moen® Arbor® pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense™ was selected as the winning product in the kitchen fittings category by Interior Design editor-in-chief, Cindy Allen, and a jury comprised of the top names in design.

Combining the best of style and functionality, Arbor with MotionSense was selected for its intuitive, hands-free operation which responds to users’ simple hand movements to activate water flow. MotionSense utilizes advanced sensors to detect movement in two sensing zones, setting water flow in motion, as if on command. With MotionSense, tasks like washing dishes, filling a glass of water and preparing meals is simple.

“We’re extremely honored to be named the best kitchen fittings product for 2012 by Interior Design,” said Ji Kim, director of global design, Moen. “Moen has long been known for its reliability and durability, and these awards demonstrate that we are just as strong at developing new advancements in technology in the kitchen, as well as our on-trend designs."

Faucets with MotionSense can be controlled in three unique ways:

  1. The Wave Sensor at the top of the faucet starts and stops the water flow with a simple hand movement above the faucet.
  2. The Ready Sensor near the base of the faucet identifies when an object – like a cup or your hand – is placed beneath the spout. It runs water for as long as that item remains in range and automatically shuts the flow off as soon as the object is removed from the sensing zone.
  3. The handle on the side of the faucet works as you’d expect and lets you adjust temperature and flow of water.

The versatile sensor control offered by MotionSense makes it surprisingly easy to accomplish a variety of routine tasks with speed and efficiency. Plus, the hands-free technology virtually eliminates the need to touch the faucet, reducing the spread of germs and diminishing the risk of cross contamination.

Another benefit of MotionSense is the opportunity to save water in the kitchen. The Ready Sensor will automatically supply water only when an object or hands are within the sensing zone – eliminating the possibility of leaving the faucet running when not in use.

The Arbor pulldown kitchen faucet is the first Moen faucet to offer MotionSense. This transitionally styled faucet is the ideal complement to virtually any kitchen décor. The Arbor pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense is available in Chrome, Oil Rubbed Bronze and a new Spot Resist™ Stainless finish, which will resist potential water spots, as well as any fingerprints, should you choose to operate it as a manual faucet. The Arbor faucet with MotionSense also features the Moen® Reflex® system, which improves overall hose and sprayer operation for an experience that is truly user friendly.

The BoY winners were featured in the December 2012 issue of Interior Design, as well as on boyawards.interiordesign.net. For more information about Moen kitchen faucets with MotionSense, visit http://pro.moen.com/about/motionsense or call 1-800-BUY MOEN (1-800-289-6636).

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