[SYD14]

2014 Sydney Design Awards

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Project Overview

Elevare is an elegant solution to create beautiful legs simply.

Project Commissioner

Elevare

Project Creator

Charlwood Design

Winner 

Team

Paul Charlwood
Dean Benstead
Luca Abate
Matt Blythman

Project Brief

The Elevare shower foot rest is an easy, non-slip way to shave, tan, exfoliate or moisturise your legs in the shower. This allows you to safely without the awkward balancing act trying to shave our legs in the shower. The alternative was to lean on the bathtub but this is often messy, slippery and what happens when you don’t have a bathtub at all?

Project Innovation/Need

Functional
-: Comfortable positioning so you can see the task of shaving so areas are not missed. -: Flexible, can be used in showers with sloping bases safely or in a bathroom corner near a basin/sink. -: The form is clean and elegant without areas to catch dirt or soap scum, which makes it easy to remove and clean the gloss finish surface. -: Innovative as it is a new solution to an old problem, people build fixed steps in at great expense. -: Patented and Design registered

Design Challenge

Safety
Bending over in the shower is dangerous and disorientating or placing your foot on the wall to raise the leg up leads over balancing. Similarly standing in a bath tub and bending over is leads to slipping. -: Non slip edging, so it stays firmly in place even in wet areas

Sustainability

Quality
-: Made from ABS plastic for superior finish and strength. It is virtually indestructible.

By making the process simpler people who shaved in the shower will do it faster or can now do it out of the shower in a corner, thus saving water.




This award celebrates creative and innovative design for either a component or overall product. Consideration given to aspects that relate to human usage, aesthetics, selection of components and materials, and the resolution of assembly, manufacturing and the overall function.
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