Everloc plastic bathroom accessories
A new range of contemporary yet affordable bathroom accessories designed for everloc. The design of each model was developed with cost savings in mind which demanded optimum size for storage and transportation, minimum material usage, simple geometries for low cost tooling and more.
The range was design to look as a family when compared to the premium range developed previously with different materials and finishes.
Skale vertical garden
Skale system is a new vertical garden system with a unique fish scale pattern of planting pods. The Pod hooks easily to the SkALE plate, (or weldmesh) and drains from one Pod to another cohesively. The pods stand-alone on their tripod-like base making a no-fuss partner to work with in building your vertical wall. This is a unique DIY system to be used for anyone who wants to decorate their home, office or even for outdoor use.
More information about this product is available at: www.skalegreenwall.com
Everloc bathroom accessories
A series of contemporary bathroom accessories designed for people on the go. Easy to remove and install this range is different from its competitors as they were designed to look great and not just work ok.
The range incorporates the use of soft curved shapes for the wire frame and minimalist shapes for the double colour plastic containers. Some innovative features include the use of anti mold guards to create a water storage chamber in the plastic cups so the utensils inside don't touch the water.
Page 2 presentation kiosk
The Page 2 Video Kiosk is a high quality, freestanding video presentation and communications solution. It’s designed to make a big impact with any brand. The kiosk is designed to be customizable for any business looking for a kiosk solution. The design consisted of a clean design kiosk with minimum number of parts and that could be produced in small and large volumes locally (Australia) at a low cost.
The final design incorporates a few panels and pockets for electronics, a touch screen, speakers, sub-woofer and an exchangeable acrylic panel for branding and presentation. A video with all the features is available at: www.page2.com.au/videokiosk.php
Cardiotech console design
Developed for Cardiotech Australia this console part will provide a facelift to an existing vibrating fitness machine. A series of concepts sketches were developed and presented to the client before the final design was achieved.
The new console makes use of membrane illuminated buttons arranged in a very smart, simple and clean fashion. The new product is now perceived as a high quality product developed for the hi-end market..
Coffee maker design concepts
2 concepts were developed of a new coffee maker with the aim of producing an attractive yet affordable product. Each concept was designed for 2 different markets (young and mature) making use of trendy colours and minimalist shapes.
20L and 5L fuel can concepts
A series of design concepts were presented for the new blow moulded 5L fuel can designed for Willow Ware Australia. The new cap and body concepts look more sporty, robust and modern than its predecessor. The body incorporates sharp looking edges with enough draft and fillet size to be manufactured using the blow moulding process.
The body incorporates panels with coarse etching and the tap design has a unique shape easy to mould using a conventional injection moulding tool (no inserts except for the thread).
Plastic bin range
Developed for Willow Ware Australia and consisting of:
1. Compost bins: This product was designed to store organic waste in the kitchen and then emptied into a larger bin sitting outside the house. The lid has 2 opening stages with a stopper to avoid this part closing when the product was being emptied.
2.15L rubbish bin: A new design makes use of a fulcrum mechanism that closes the flap automatically using the weight of the flap itself. The weight is located at the back of the flap in a circular shape that enhances the location of the logo and acts as a handle to remove the lid to empty the bin without touching the lid with your hands.
Leisureware cooler range
Developed for Willow Ware Australia and consisting of:
1. 44L and 5 L coolers: The new designs make use of existing parts from the old models. The brief consisted in providing a new look by modifying only the external parts of the assembly.
2. Ice bricks: Made of blow molded HDPE these bottles were designed to replace the old models. The design was based on a circular shape and makes use of coarse etching on the side panels to simulate a frosty - icy look when the product is cold. The new bottle design also addresses the issue presented with the old models where the cap could break easily if the product was dropped when frozen. The cap is now protected in the new design by the 2 shoulders on the side of the neck of the bottle.
3K Pet food pourer design
Designed as a promotional product this pourer shares a family look with other products from the same family such as a lid and a pet food scoop.
The use of mirror finish and etched surfaces enhance the features and branding on the product. The final design incorporates an air tight sealing lid and a sliding flap that allows the user to control the pouring volume.
Plastic pet food scoop
A cute looking pet food scoop nestable and easy to attach to an existing pet food bin (under the lid). The design include measuring marks and a wide comfortable handle that looks great and blends in with the rest of the design.
Overmoulded handle dish brush
Developed for The Decor Corporation this project involved the use of overmolding technologies for plastics. The brief consisted in designing a very simple yet attractive dish brush using TPR and reducing the amount of plastic used without sacrificing the integrity and ergonomics of the product. There is a continuity in the design, lines and proportions used for the final shape.
A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is performed to determine the minimum thickness for the neck without compromising the strength of this area when the product was in use. The results were tested with several hand made prototypes and 1 FDM (rapid prototyping) model for the final design.
Water tank design
With the dry conditions intensifying in Australia, the use of water tanks is very common in this country. This project consisted on the design of a water tank that could be manufactured in a blow moulding machine. The maximum capacity available for the new product was 170 L due to the size and capacity of the machine.
The new design makes use of a standard grid to avoid dirt, leaves and rubbish getting into the tank. The side panels incorporate 2 wavy looking ribs to provide structure to the product when the tank is full of water.
Kids furniture design
In 2001 an amusement park for kids in Mexico City announced the design competition for an innovative kids furniture to be used as a table and as a bench table in this theme park. The product was designed with ergonomics for kids and with the idea of a fun, safe and easy to understand transformation using a simple locking mechanism.
The design was was awarded with the first prize for functionality, innovation and aesthetics. An extensive research was carried out to select the right materials and processes for durability and look of this kids furniture. This design patented design is made of rotational moulded plastic (HDPE) and stainless steel tubes.
Design of a baby bathtub
A fresh and modern looking bathtub designed for newborns. The design incorporates storage areas for soaps and shampoo bottles as well as a soft cushion to gently support the baby. The design was awarded with the first prize for functionality, innovation and aesthetics.
The product was presented in a variety of colours and textures. The design was tested using a functional prototype made of glass fibre which was also used in focus groups sessions, benchmarking and to be exhibited at the International toy fair in New York in 2001. The material and processes used are PP injection moulded.