Smart Bidet(The Free) Executive Bidet by JOO-SEOK KONG, SANG-MIN LEE

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Smart Bidet(The Free)

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Executive Bidet

INSPIRATION:
People spend about three years of their lives in bathrooms, making it the perfect place to spread diseases. Development of innovative items which are free from diverse diseases. Proposal of new concept of bidet culture seeking healthy and convenient toilet culture.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
If you flush the toilet without closing the lid, aerosolized fecal matter can fly as far as 20 feet, landing on combs, towels and toothbrushes. The bathroom is a virtual germ hothouse, with bacteria growing on wet bars of soap and sponges. Solution : Enhancement of bathroom hygiene through Air curtain and the UV sterilization

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Enhancement of bathroom hygiene through Air curtain and the UV sterilization. Proposal of universal bidet design regardless of physical ability, age, or gender. With the function of blood circulation and massage, influencing positive effect on the Hemorrhoids and Constipation. Visible toilet seat cover : By checking of toilet bowl in advance, can reduce the unnecessarily flushing. Measurement of weight using toilet bidet (comparing before and after data)

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2012 in Seoul and finished in April 2013 in Seoul.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Materials: Abs(acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer), UV seat cover : Enhancement of personal disinfection and hygiene through the UV sterilization on toilet seat, Air curtain : Prevention of spread and outflow of harmful bacteria, Acupressure toilet seat : with the function of blood circulation and massage, influencing positive effect on the Hemorrhoids and Constipation, Measurement of weight : Measurement of weight using toilet bidet (comparing before and after data)

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Weight : 6.0kg, Filter : Mesh type, Power Consumption : 850 W, Dimensions(Width x Depth x Height) : 399 mm x 144 mm x 528 mm

TAGS:
Smart Bidet, UV sterilization bidet, Air curtain seat, Acupressure bidet, Measurememt of weight

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
About 40% of the population are exposed diseasea from poor sanitation. About 2.0 million people all over the world die every year due to the lack of clean toilets. People spend about three years of their lives in bathrooms, making it the perfect place to spread diseases. Development of innovative items which are free from diverse diseases.

CHALLENGE:
With the development of technologies and increase of family income, our living standard has been improving both qualitatively and quantitatively. Especially, personal hygiene based on awareness about the health and well-being is developing to be deviated from the various diseases in conjunction with public health and social problems.

ADDED DATE:
2013-09-30 15:53:46

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Joo Seok Kong and Sang Min Lee

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Illustrator Sang Min Lee , Creator Joo Seok Kong,2013
Image #2: Illustrator Sang Min Lee , Creator Joo Seok Kong,2013
Image #3: Illustrator Sang Min Lee , Creator Joo Seok Kong,2013
Image #4: Illustrator Sang Min Lee , Creator Joo Seok Kong,2013
Image #5: Illustrator Sang Min Lee , Creator Joo Seok Kong,2013

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Planning Kong's, The Free

PROFILE:
Design, Joo seok Kong. Bachelor ,1995, Architecture Design, Dep.Of Architecture, Wonkwang University/Korea. Master , 1997, Architecture Design, Dep. Of Architecture, Wonkwang University /Korea. Awards, 2011, Junior Grand Prix, GPD Award, Newark, Notts/UK. The project started in April 2012 in Seoul and finished in April 2013 in Seoul.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Smart Bidet(the Free) Executive Bidet by Joo-seok Kong, Sang-min Lee is a Nominee in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Smart Bidet(the Free) Executive Bidet by Joo-seok Kong, Sang-min Lee is Winner in Bathroom Furniture and Sanitary Ware Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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