Here is a selection of the final major projects from this year's cohort...
DAY + DUSK / / Day + Dusk paired lamps that employ hues of daylight: a cool white day lamp for productive tasks and a warmer, more sedative dusk lamp to help instil tranquility.
A limited quantity of light must be consciously shared between the two sources to suit the user’s state of being. Challenging the archetype of a lamp, this provokes a more considered and efficient approach to lighting design, challenging current trends of overuse and under appreciation.
VITALY / / This project aims to build a strategy that shows where pharmacies should position themselves in the future when online services define the market, in order to stimulate debate and discussion.
Considering current challenges and trends, the future strategy proposes three future services: Community, Personal Wellness and Prevention, moving on from just dispensing typical medication, and focus on human interactions.
FOCUS / / Focus is a new take on photography in the outdoors, encouraging people to be conscious of the ‘moment’, rather than concentrating on capturing the image. It’s a physical camera with a partnered smart-phone app.
CONSCIOUS AFTERCARE / / Almost 70% of the clothing we throw away could be saved by better garment care.
This range includes an aesthetically considered drying rack to encourage the gentle alternative of hang drying over tumble drying, to reduce the unnecessary disposal of damaged clothing. The partner product is a dehumidifying clothes steamer that counteracts the negative effects of wet laundry within the home.
ROBI / / 1.7M children die from air pollution each year. Southeast Asia is the most affected area due to large populations and concentrated industry.
Robi is an air quality pet for kids, providing clean air when pollution is dangerous. Robi’s changing mood teaches kids about air quality and uses gamification to inspire positive behaviour.
Robi will encourage the next generation to become responsible grown ups that will reduce air pollution.