The process followed for designing the above contexts:
• Concept Generations
• Design Renderings
Some of Initial concepts on Kitchen scenario are as follows:
Concept - 01:
Initially the concept was to develop a natural cooler with bare minimum cost which can be useful for the lower class of people as they are not able to own a refrigerator or a cooler. The product is cost effective; so it is very simple in design, easy to transport and can have the same experience and quality of the other products in this product range, this was the thought behind this product.
Concept - 02:
In the Concept 02 the exploration is tried out on the wire mesh and the design is such a way that it will have 4 design elements,
- Top cover plastic (injection molded)
- Middle wire mesh pattern
- Bottom plastic (injection molded)
- Base where the leaves and vegetables can kept.
Concept - 03:
In the Concept 03 some more aesthetic were tried out with the same design elements, and instead of wire mesh steel wires were explored.
Concept - 04:
From the concept above, concept 04 is developed thinking to reduce the amount of plastic material in the product. You can see in the sketch only top and bottom holders are made of injection molded PP/PVC. Here the whole body is standing on the wire mesh, and a extrude cut is created to put the leaves and vegetables inside. A tap also provided for dispensing water.
These sketches shows the details tried out for the above Concept 04. The details of plastic and wire mesh joining, ends of the wire mesh joint were explored. More explorations were carried out with the actual material which is provided in the prototyping chapters as explorations.
Concept - 05:
After tremendous discussions and brain storming, the design has come to a concluding level to replace the wire mesh with bamboo sticks, which is cheaper and have the strength to hold the product in its vertical position. The tap is replaced with a pipe which is maintenance free and cost effective and easy to use. The bamboo sticks will place in the grooves made in the canvas bag by stitching, so the movement of the sticks is restricted.
The details were worked out for the Concept 05. Details of stitching were also worked out including the dimensions of the canvas.
Concept - 06:
Future possibility of the project:
The concept is developed as an extension of Concept 04 where the addition of water filter candles, which are readily available in the market for cheap rates, and people will get a hygienic and filtered cool drinking water for very less cost.
These are the renderings developed for the Concept 01 where the top cover and bottom cover are made of injection molded plastic and the wire mesh is kept in the middle.
These are the renderings done for the Concept 04, where the tap provided for the water and the wire mesh is provided to hold the canvas.
Renderings of Concept 04 and Concept 05. In Concept 04 the proportion is reworked, and thus product looks much cleaner and aesthetically good from the above rendering.
Explorations with spacing between the bamboo sticks:
Finalized bamboo sticks position, the top is replaced by the pipe and the bamboo sticks are placed in such a way that the users can easily put the vegetables and leaves inside. The stitch on the side will hold the canvas tight taking the load of water. Thus adds to the aesthetics of the product.
Product in its scenario
Inspirations for the Product.
Cost of the Product: