JiyounKim Studio previously presented Conbox, a foldable fan, as a part of an internal project, Redefined Project, that redefines the roles of ordinary devices we use in our everyday lives. In this second project, we question how hair dryers suppose to exist in its unused form.
Designed by Jiyoun Kim, Junyoung Jang
The hair dryer, initially invented by Alexandre F. Golefoy in late 19th century, is a device used to speed up the drying wet hair. Force and conveniences of the hairdryer are the only elements proclaimed by the countless number of new products released in the market each year. Is this going to be enough for the hair dryers serving people in the contemporary world?
We usually keep our hair dryers inside a drawer with an unorganized cord. This made us realize it might be a good time to reconsider how we store our hair dryers.
Squared Dryer, without obliterating its functionalities and rationalities of the device, is designed to encompass another core value: a spatially effective way to store. The device can be stored in a visually organized square form with its foldable knob via a rotatable hinge and the electric cord effectively kept inside a translucent case. Of course, combining the case with three different types of gradient color and folded device brings a sculpture like image to its users.