2016 / NEW YORK
Team project with; Ahmet Burak Aktas, Berk Ilhan, Burak Soylemez
Heja Can Deniz, Ismail Malçok
Washit is a product that simply combines a small washing machine with a shower cabinet which enables user to wash his/her own clothes with the same water that he/she uses while showering. This concept brings lots of advantages both in domestic life and public spaces such as fitness centers, festivals or airports.
Wash-it was published in March 2013 issue of Fast Company
We asked them about their daily life problems, their indispensible products that they use everyday. After analyzing the feedback, we started making quick scenarios, focusing on different needs and potential problems and got feedback from participants that we invited to our studio. We exhibited our scenarios at public places like faculty canteen, university cafeteria and cultural center in order to get more feedback.
The day that our faucet will not flow is very near, if we don’t take appropriate precautions. As a team we observed that we mostly waste water in bathrooms. The amount of the water we use in shower is incredibly huge.
Washit improves the life quality of the family members. As all the members wash their own clothing while showering, the burden of washing all family members’ dirty clothes is not on housewives any more. There is no need to wait for a favourite t-shirt or trousers for several days -sometimes a week- because of the regular washing cycle.
For the public places such as gyms, airports and festival areas, Washit has an additional design solution; Public Washit. Due to privacy needs, users take off their clothes and put them in the washing machine from the inside. The public Washit serves as a complete refreshing station.
While the user is having a shower, Washit gathers gray water from shower cabinet, passing it through the filters and the UV unit and sends the water to the storage unit. So all the water in storage is clean and ready to be used again either for showering and washing clothes. Washit refills itself from water main in case of water loss. Led indicators that shows the filter life. Easily replacing dead filters by removing the lid.
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Core77 Design Awards, 2016
Student Notable, Furniture & Lighting (Project: Ounce)
Core77 Design Awards, 2015
Student Notable, Interaction Design (Project: Ditto)
Core77 Design Awards, 2015
Student Notable, Social Impact (Project: Spinute)
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy, 2014
Full Scholarship Recepient for Graduate School
IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2014, Turkey
TUBITAK Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award, Turkey
TUBITAK : The Scientific and Technological Research
Council of Turkey
Asia Awards: The Student of Asia 2013, Japan
Red dot award: concept 2013, Singapore
International Design Excellence Awards 2013, USA
A' Design Award Winner 2013, Italy
IMMIB Industrial Design Contest 2013, Turkey
iF Concept Design Award 2012, Germany