Hansgrohe’s hand shower for children celebrates its twentieth birthday
Twenty Years of Water Fun with Joco
India, August 2015. It’s Joco’s birthday! For twenty years, Hansgrohe’s colourful hand shower has been making sure children enjoy taking a bath. The mixer and shower specialists developed Joco in 1995 together with their longstanding partner Phoenix Design. “The product is especially designed for children. It has an animal-like appearance with a crest on its head that’s fun to play with and fascinating googly eyes that make the hand shower lively and funny. “Kids still love it today,” says Tom Schönherr, Managing Partner at Phoenix Design.
Bright colours and a soft spray
World champion javelin thrower Christina Obergföll has been enjoying using Joco every day with her son Marlon. Her one-year-old is already showering like a grown-up with his brightly coloured playmate in the bathtub and in his paddling pool outdoors. “Marlon is a real water baby. He loves the hand shower’s bright hues and really has fun using it in the bathtub and shower,” confides Christina Obergföll. “During the summer we use Joco in our garden so Marlon can jump around and have fun playing with water.”
A versatile hand shower
The multi-coloured hand shower for children features two spray modes: a stronger normal spray and a soft spray that lets water flow gently over a toddler’s head. And there’s an easy remedy for lime scale build-up: a slight twist of the showerhead gives Joco a beard. This green stubble removes lime scale in a flash. The fun hand shower for children comes in a colour combination of red, yellow, blue and green. “We intentionally chose primary colours when we developed Joco. These colours are particularly easy for babies to see,” explains Tom Schönherr.
Within the international Hansgrohe Group, Hansgrohe is the premium brand for bathroom and kitchen fixtures, showers and shower systems as well as thermostat and plumbing technology. Winners of numerous awards throughout the world, the brand’s products stand for modern technologies, innovative design and a superlative level of functional quality. This explains the success of the brand as a market leader in the shower segment and as one of the leading manufacturers of fixtures. With inventions such as the shower bar, adjustable spray types, the QuickClean function, the AirPower or the EcoSmart technology as well as the convenient Select technology, Hansgrohe is regarded as one of the leading innovators in the international sanitation industry.
Design leader in the sanitation industry In the current ranking of the International Forum Design (iF) of the world’s best enterprises in the field of design, Hansgrohe SE is in 11th position among 2,000 companies. With a score of 740 points, the Schiltach-based bathroom mixers and shower specialist even outperforms such enterprises as Daimler, Volkswagen, and adidas and leads the design hit list in the sanitation industry.
“We use Joco, Hansgrohe’s shower head for children, in our paddling pool during the summer so Marlon can romp around and play with water,” says Christina Obergföll. “He is fascinated by its different spray modes and keeps trying to catch the spray.”