The category winners have been announced in the ‘Fountain of Hygiene’, an innovative sanitiser design competition, run by Bompas & Parr and the Design Museum in support of the British Red Cross.
Creatives and makers from around the world submitted an awe-inspiring array of entries to the Fountain of Hygiene: Sanitiser Design Competition, while suggested entry donations poured in for the British Red Cross. The project invited the creative community and those with a good idea, to design inspired interpretations on sanitiser pumps and hand washing rituals, currently being explored across the globe. Bompas & Parr, a globally recognised multi-sensory design company has announced the winning entires which include ‘Centrepeace’ – a stylish mobile phone steriliser that promotes reconnection at communal mealtimes, and ‘Buggy’ – an experiential app that monitors and cross references bacteria levels with user behaviour.
The brief sought to explore the aesthetic, functional, social, gestural and experiential possibilities of enhanced hygiene. And it is hoped that this will accelerate the establishment of new behavioral norms, which benefit the ongoing health of global society. Ultimately, the aim is to explore how people can safely re-enter the public realm. The initiative aimed for creative industries to use the means at their disposal to help to reduce the physical, social and economic impact of Covid-19.
The Fountain of Hygiene generated a huge number of inventive and innovative concepts that demonstrate the effectiveness of design while raising funds for an important cause. Each entry was evaluated using four parameters: innovation, functionality, social impact and aesthetic and the full list of category winners is as follows:
- Industrial Design – Steve Jarvis ‘The Bubble Party’ – a sanitising bubble machine.
- Luxury Design – Sally Reynolds ‘Step One’, – a pedal activated sanitiser dispenser unit.
- Sustainable Design – Terry Hearnshaw ‘Seaweed Capsule’ – a unit dose dispensing system.
- Gesture and Ritual – Line Johnsen ‘Hygiene Friendly Visits’ – a sanitising doorbell.
- Awareness and Communication – Zoe Lester, Beth Thomas, Emma Chih, Erin Giles & Kris Murphy ‘Buggy’ – a mobile user experience app
- Child-Directed Design – Kate Strudwick, Amos Oyedeji, Alexander Facey & Nicole Stjernswärd ‘Paint Your Hands Clean!’ – a colour changing hand sanitiser brush.
- Cadet Designer (Entered by adult on behalf of under 18 participant) – Bo Willis ‘Handle Sanitiser’ – tactile sanitiser dispenser systems.
- Hygiene Innovation Beyond the Sanitiser – Conrad Haddaway, Twomuch Studio & Inga Ziemele ‘Centrepeace’ – a mealtime centrepiece for mobile phone sterilisation.
You can continue to support all entries (including those not shortlisted) in the People’s Choice Award, by visiting www.fountainofhygiene.com
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