'dual wooden fan' by sunghyun an 'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed
 
'dual wooden fan' by sunghyun an   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed
aug 24, 2010

'dual wooden fan' by sunghyun an 'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed

‘wooden fan’

‘dual wooden fan’ by sunghyun an from korea is one of the 240 shortlisted entries from more than 5100 participants in our recent designboom competition ‘design for all‘ in collaboration with seoul design fair 2010.

designer’s own words: ‘the fan is constructed of CNC processed plywood, a small 12V motor and a PWM (pulse width modulation) electronic circuit to control its speed. it provides a cool breeze to the person nearby, using only 10 – 20 percent of the energy required for regular fans, and has adjustable RPMs for optimal efficiency. the goal of this design is to save energy easily by restructuring a product that is often used in every day life.’

stay tuned. the entire list of shortlisted entries from the ‘design for all’ competition will be revealed shortly.

'dual wooden fan' by sunghyun an   'design for all' competition shortlisted revealed

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  • How is energy saved through the process ?
    You might need a few rubber washers to keep vibrations at a minimum.
    Latex is a green solution but it tends to deteriorate over time.
    And i have to echo lesigner’s comment :

    how is this democratic design ? I awaited the results with bated breath, thinking they would be in line with projects such as:
    – “hippo roller” by project h
    (http://projecthdesign.org/projects/hipporoller.html)
    albeit a bit development orientated, it’s simple and cost efficient
    – wall hung cd player by naoto fukasawa
    (https://www.designboom.com/eng/interview/fukasawa.html)
    Incredibly simple, neutral aesthetic…

    Romain
  • i wonder do they research about the law of “design for all” before start this project? this is not a “green design” project…am i right?

    lesigner
  • Nice change in profile but I wonder how much of the breeze is thwarted by the cross bracing design.

    Meli

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