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MUSE

MUSE is a collapsible chair for indoor and outdoor use. It features a smooth cantilever back shell, which provides great support, and plastic easy-to-screw legs that can be adjusted to stabilize the chair if placed on an uneven surface. The chair’s legs are gas injected for a light yet strong foundation, while the glides are made of soft rubber to protect floors from scratches.

Designed by Han-Yi Huang, Alexnadros Stasinopoulos and Ming-Yen Hou of Shiang Ye Ind. Co. Ltd.

Contact: HanYi Huang - elly@chairking.com.tw

 

Double wardrobe rail support

The Double wardrobe rail support was designed to expand the storage capacity of a wardrobe. Its round grooves enable two wardrobe rails to set into the upper part and the lower part of each wall of a wardrobe. Its streamlined design enables the two wardrobe rails to be installed diagonally on the sidewalls. The support maintains a specific distance between the two wardrobe rails that have a different diameter.

Designed by Daejoong Lim of Limdaejoong Design Lab

Contact: Daejoong Lim - limdaejoong@gmail.com

 

Air Washer

The Air Washer (LAW-A048AS) humidifier uses natural vaporization to evenly generate fine moisture particles. Its humidification disc kills 99.9 percent of all bacteria. Adjustable lights on the top enable control of the unit at night. The Air Washer is simple to disassemble and reassemble, features intuitive layout of buttons and graphics, and has handles for easy cleaning and transportation.

Designed by Saehwan Bae, Chinsoo Hyon, Jinsu Kim, Miju Kim, Jaeyong Park and Yunseo Jang of LG Electronics

Contact: Gihyeon(Tina) Lee - Gihyeon.Lee@lge.com

 

Still One

Inspired by the concept of "less is more," the Still One faucet features brief lines and simplicity, integrating practicality and elegance while providing a space-saving alternative to bulkier faucets.  The valve is made of stainless steel, extending the faucet's lifespan, while the faucet itself is made of lead-free brass or stainless steel, both of which meet standards to ensure the safety of drinking water.

Contact: Mewfen Shih: mewfen1@shengtaibrassware.com.tw

Credit: Justime Design Team of Shengtai Brassware Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

Easy Latrine

For 2.5 billion people globally and 84 percent of rural Cambodia, access to affordable sanitation is a major problem.  Lack of adequate sanitation causes more deaths than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined, yet sanitation purchases are generally seen as status-based rather than health-based investments.  A simple design solution is revolutionizing the field, dropping the costs of an age-old product and mobilizing an industry to impact the well-being of millions of households.  The Easy Latrine is the first $30, affordable and sustainable latrine design that consists of a squat pan, slab, catchment box, pipe and offset storage rings, making household sanitation decisions easy.

“Today, basic sanitary facilities are taken for granted, but not so in this rural Cambodian community. Their economic priorities made even the most rudimentary facility a luxury that could only be a dream until this design team showed them how it could become a reality. Not beautiful, but a beautiful example of 'design thinking' employed to harness local knowledge and expertise to solve the problem in an economically sustainable way. The impact will go well beyond this project and serve as inspiration of how to creatively tackle problems they may encounter in the future."  --Davin Stowell, IDSA, Smart Design

Contact: Jeff Chapin: jchapin@ideo.com

Credit: Easy Latrine developed by International Development Enterprises (IDE) under funding from USAID and the World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)

 

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