Hair dryers currently on the market have absolutely comical shapes and a tangle of wires, so we decided to make our own cool hair dryer. We wanted to show that we could have different geometries and functions with the same mechanism, so we decided to break down the hair dryer we already had and reclaim its functional parts—for example, electric wires, motors, insulation, fan, buttons, switches, and wires that can be seen inside the hair dryer when disassembling.
The original dryer's 1.5M long wire gave visual stress to how the dryer is stored. We decided to put the cradle for this reason so that they could be exposed only when using a dryer to escape from the stress caused by the wires. The cradle has multiple purposes: the wire stays wrapped, the wire is hidden when not in use, and the dryer does not need to be hidden in the cabinet every time it needs to be stored.
The shape of the hair dryer was a combination of a basic rectangle, a circle, and a narrow rectangle, which could be represented by a line. We attempted to associate a two-dimensional graphic image with the size change and repetitive arrangement between the elements of the shape. We wanted a feeling of seeing a poster because the view of the hair dryer from various angles blended with the environment. This intention is directly revealed in the shape of the lines seen in the cradle.
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