This Air Purifier Sucks

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In a good way! There’s not much to the Cleanson Air Purifier, and that’s precisely its appeal. What more could you ask for considering its sole purpose is to help clean the air inside your home? The design features an integrated handle that makes it easy to tote from room to room, ensuring users Simple scoops take in the air on the lateral sides before pushing purified air into the room on the front and back. With a friendly color combination, straightforward user interface, and bonus features like a timer and lock, it’s so simple to use, even kids can operate.

Designer: Pouya Hosseinzadeh

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Stress-free Charcoal Cooking

Every grillmaster is faced with one tough choice: make your life easier with a gas grill, or make your food next-level delicious with a charcoal fire? Designed with this in mind, the Everdure Fusion Charcoal Electric Ignition Barbeque ensures you never have to choose.

The design simplifies charcoal cooking with a Fast Flame Ignition System and electric element that helps charcoal burn consistently at the ideal temperature. Better yet, the innovative system will heat up to your preferred temperature setting within ten minutes. Easy and on the eyes and even easier to use, it gives charcoal and gas grilling fanatics the best of both worlds.

Designer: Heston Blumenthal for Everdure

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A Hob Set Free

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Ordine is an innovative cooking solution designed for the modern user. Optimized for small spaces, the design eliminates the need for a bulky traditional stove, clearing the way for more cabinet and counter space.

The design features two hob units that are mounted on a central power hub on the wall. Elevated neatly out of the way, the user must simply grab one or both hobs off the wall and set the desired temperature to activate. Clad in materials consisting of natural wood and copper, the design not only saves valuable kitchen real estate but is made to complement your interior aesthetic on display.

Designer: Adriano Design

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911 for Coffeeheads

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If you’re one of those people (like me) who can barely make it to 10:00 am without getting the shakes, this design is for you. An evolution of the original, the aptly named “Daily Addiction 2.0″ makes no apologies for satisfying those ubiquitous caffeine cravings.

Whether you’re in the car or on a camping trip, the portable design makes it possible to enjoy a hot cup of coffee just about anywhere you can get your hands on water. Simply add coffee or tea to the reusable capsule and fill the kettle section with water. Then, heat your water using the USB-C port on your laptop, power bank, or wall adapter. Once boiling, give it a twist and watch the water drain down. Keep the black gold to yourself or fill up your work neighbor’s cup!

Designer: Antoine Beynel & Miio Studio

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Never Loose Your Vacuum Attachments Again

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It’s cleaning day at my house and, as I stare at my vacuum, I’m noticing the attachments are missing. Then I realized, they’ve always been missing from every vacuum I’ve ever had… and the same was true for my parent’s vacuum. It seems like those brush and nozzle peripherals were just built to be lost!

The Revolver vacuum addresses this problem with a rotating base that will automatically attach and store the extra pieces for you. Simply select the attachment you need directly on the device and you’re good to go. Better yet, it provides a convenient upright charging station that can be placed anywhere without having to mount it on a wall.

Designer: Cheolsu Park

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GE Appliances is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

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GE Appliances (a subsidiary of Haier) is one of the largest appliance brands in the United States, spanning the entire kitchen and home appliance industry. From refrigerators to freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems, and water heaters, GE Appliances has electrified and modernized life for more than 125 years, relentlessly pursuing innovation, and in doing so, continues to build on its rich legacy of being one of America’s strongest and finest home-appliance makers.

THE OPPORTUNITY

GE Appliance’s Industrial Design Organization is a collaboration of Industrial and Interaction Designers, Consumer Insights Researchers, R&D Engineers, User Experience Research Specialists, and Model Makers. Interns are given the freedom and responsibility to contribute to the design team and experience every phase of the product development cycle through production launch.

A good part of our energetic creativity comes from being located in Louisville, KY. Known for horse racing and bourbon, Louisville is home to a vibrant music scene, unique shops and top-rated restaurants. From local makerspaces like our own GE Appliances FirstBuild, to monthly Creative Mornings and Gallery Hops, we’re sure you don’t know Louisville like you think you do.

ABOUT THE POSITION

GE Appliances is hiring multiple Industrial Design Interns at Appliances Headquarters in Louisville KY.
• 12 Month Duration

• Paid Internship ($14-$21/Hour + the option to choose between full-furnished housing or $675/month taxable housing stipend)

• Relocation expenses reimbursed

• Beginning in late May/early June (flexible start date)

REQUIREMENTS

• CANNOT graduate before or during the internship period.

• Currently enrolled full-time in an accredited School/University in the US.

• Undergraduate or graduate students with a 3.2 GPA or higher

• Outstanding verbal and visual communication skills

• Excellent sketching capabilities

• Strong 2D-3D computer knowledge

• Illustrator

• Photoshop

• Solidworks preferred but not necessary

• Keyshot

HOW TO APPLY

If interested please e-mail your resume and portfolio PDF (6MB max) to:
IDOIntern.Recruitment@geappliances.com with the subject line “Industrial Design Internship (via Yanko Design)” by February 17th, 2019 or visit www.geappliances.com/design-interns

ADDITIONAL INFO

GE Appliances will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

LOCATION

Louisville (Kentucky), USA.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Fan for Summers, Air Purifier for Rest of the Year!

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Fans often carry a bulky, and rather awkwardly shaped, a form that makes them a real nuisance when it comes to the storage of them. This is emphasized by their sparse use. With them only being required as a relief in uncomfortably hot weather, they are left to sit dormant for the remainder of the year. So, it only makes sense for a fan to have added functionality, right?

That’s exactly what the Air Fan was designed to have! When it’s not providing a gentle breeze on a hot day, it’s functionality can be switched-up so it becomes an air purifier… and with little more than a few changes! Air filters locate into a dedicated slot behind the rotating blades of the fan, which push air through the filter. To increase the efficiency of the air purification process, the head of the fan can be rotated 90° to face the ceiling. This also acts as a visual indicator of its new function!

Designer: Yeongkyu Jung

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A Range Hood That Doesn’t Totally Suck

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Just about anything will beat the clunky look of traditional range hoods, but it’s refreshing to see a design that pushes the aesthetic for this often overlooked appliance. The design opens when it’s in use and closes when it’s off in order to cut its elevated footprint in half. Its grey and black stealthy aesthetic is contrasted by an organic shape that looks right at home in the kitchen. If nothing else, we like it for the way it makes itself sparse!

Designer: Myung Ah Lee

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A Handy Product for Busy Travellers!

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On short breaks away and over-night business trips, the combination of restricted room in the suitcase and low-cost accommodation can leave you without access to two very important items… a hair dryer and an iron. For business meetings, we all like to have both ourselves and our clothes looking presentable, but with clothes spending hours folded and our hair having no method of drying… this can be a challenge. And that’s where the Ironing Hair Dryer comes in.

It is exactly what its name would suggest! Primarily it’s a conventional hair dryer with an intuitive method of folding to allow it to fit in the suitcase, almost unnoticeably. However, located on the base of the handle is a water reservoir, that utilisers the hot air to allow it to become steam. When the attachment is positioned on the nozzle, the product is transformed into a clothes iron! This is certainly a valuable product for people who like to look good whilst traveling!

Designer: Ming Liu

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Monitoring Air Quality Has Never Looked So Cute

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The air that surrounds us is constantly changing, from the temperature to the humidity, and this can have effects on both us, and aspects of our daily lives. Air Comfort is a compact device that measures the air temperature and humidity and relays the information back to the user’s smartphone.

The device’s profile has been taken directly from its ancestor, the Clinical Thermometer of 1884, but with an added playful and bold spin that brings it into the modern day! It is free from any glaring lights, invasive buttons or design-interrupting connectors, leaving the design looking simplistic, but most importantly, allowing it to seamlessly blend into its surrounds! The only flat edge is found hidden on the base, allowing Air Comfort to be stood upright, or if the user wishes, it can be suspended by the large void in the body.

This is certainly and more inconspicuous method of monitoring the air quality!

Designer: Francois Hurtaud for iBeabot

Click here to Shop Now: $45

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Design directions:

A familiar shape.
In 1884, Joseph Hicks was granted the patent for Clinical Thermometer using mercury to display the temperature level. The mercury reservoir and the vertical shape will become a global visual symbol.

A playful object.
A gömböc or gomboc is a convex three-dimensional homogeneous body which, when resting on a flat surface, has just one stable and one unstable point of equilibrium.

A versatile usage.
A hook lookalike system will allow the user to hang or suspend the sensor in the desired location.

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The design deliberately features no light, connectors or buttons.

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The sensors are placed at the heart of the product in order to benefit from a homogenous ventilation whether the product is laid flat or suspended.

The low power consumption sensors are powered by a flat battery accessible by twisting the bottom part.

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Specifications:

Connectivity: Wirelessly sync with iOS and Android
Detection range: 10 meters (free field)
Battery Type: Button cell CR2450 (changeable)
Battery life: Minimum 12 months
Temperature sensor range : -25°C to 70°C, accuracy at 25C: ±0.5°C
Humidity sensor range: 0% to 100%, accuracy at 70%: ±4.5°C
Measurement interval: 5mins to 40mins adjustable
Data storage amount: Up to 100 days (4032 sets)
Dimension: Max Diameter 35.8mm, height 115.2mm
Net Weight: Approx. 35g

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