laundrybag Laundry Hamper by Katja Horst

Home > Winners > #52697


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
laundrybag

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Laundry Hamper

INSPIRATION:
For the design I was inspired by origami folding. As our customers were asking for a new laundry item which should be nice but not expensive, I was looking for a way to use textile fabric and relinquish a metal rack. In this case I tested several ways to get a sturdy textile.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Achieving the extensive pleating featured here is down to a combination of special cutting technique and sophisticated workmanship. The laundrybags firm upright stand is thanks to skilfully set seams and to the double walled structure of the textile used. This sturdiness allows you to fill the laundrybag using both hands without it losing its form. By doing without the usual frame, the laundrybag boasts an innovative aesthetic that, as sales figures show, has proven highly appealing.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The laundrybag comes flat packed. It gets in position very easy by flapping down the inner bottom. By pulling a larger strap through a smaller one, you can close the laundrybag while at the same time creating a sturdy handle with which to carry it. The two straps on the sides serve as additional colourful touches.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in June 2016 in Muenster, Germany, and finished in August 2016 in Ningbo, China.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The laundry bag is out of folded and sewed polyester fabric, it also contains a PP board to reinforce the bottom, and 8 thin fibresticks to support the shape.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
product dimensions - version L 440 x 260 x 650 mm, - version M 390 x 190 x 485 mm

TAGS:
laundry hamper, laundry bag, laundry collector, laundry container, storage tote, storage bag

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The requirement was, to create the next new home product with its typical reisenthel features: Easy, clever, useful, also available for low costs, producible under simple conditions but with a new, unique and unmistakable young design. As laundry products are mostly used in bathrooms, I tried to find a solution which has a decorative outlook but also operates in small rooms and corners. Therefor I wanted to create a slightly flexible shape, which allows to put in on slim spaces. It should work without stiff metal frames but with firm upright stand. For the retailer it was important to have a flat shape, easy to send and store.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part of this design activity was to work out production possibilities. First we had to handle unusual big pieces of fabric. It was very difficult to cut the fabric, storing the cuts and working with them on the small sewing machine tables. How to do the folding in handiwork but although in an exact and steady quality was tricky to find out.

ADDED DATE:
2017-01-16 15:13:51

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Katja Horst and Assistant: Wiebke Uppenkamp

IMAGE CREDITS:
main image: Photographer Johann Cohrs, 2016, laundrybag
Image 1-4: Photographer Johann Cohrs, 2016, variations

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
EUIPO registered design no. 003667716

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.reisenthel.com
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Reisenthel Accessoires GmbH & Co KG

PROFILE:
Reisenthel, the German family-run company based in the district of Starnberg, has an illustrious company history stretching back more than 40 years. Prestigious design prizes such as the Red Dot Award, around 600 products in more than 2,000 colours and patterns and 70 employees play a fundamental role in the company’s international success. The reisenthel success story is the story of innovative products for Shopping, Travelling, Living and Business that make every day nicer and life easier. Peter Reisenthel founded the reisenthel company in 1971, opening a small shop in the centre of Munich. Four decades and a wide array of well-loved cult products later, the reisenthel name is known around the world. Peter Reisenthel has proven to be a charismatic entrepreneur and innovator with a good instinct for trends, ideas, beautiful design and functionality. Today, this self-made man is the face of the brand, just as he was over 40 years ago, and is assisted by his wife and son. This strong family team, head of design Katja Horst and the company’s employees demonstrate tremendous shared dedication and make reisenthel credible, authentic and likeable. Right from the start, the reisenthel tradition has been reflected in the company’s philosophy: “Keep it easy”. And indeed clever reisenthel allrounders continue to combine the key criteria of ease of use and practicality. reisenthel products are available today in 45 countries, including France, Italy and Japan. The best known classic reisenthel product is the carrybag, which celebrated its 10th birthday in 2013. This is hardly surprising, as the carrybag created an entirely new market: a light and clever shopping solution, it replaced the traditional wicker basket and now has a place in households all around the globe. Like the carrybag, all high-quality reisenthel products are developed with great expertise and passion in the company’s in-house design department. Every reisenthel innovation begins with an everyday situation and a great idea. The down-to-earth company founder, Peter Reisenthel, puts his inventive and pioneering spirit to work as he pursues this initial idea, working with the designer Katja Horst to create a characteristically practical and intelligent reisenthel product. New stylish details and unique colours and patterns inspired by the zeitgeist are developed for each season. The bags and everyday helpers are originals that are “invented in Germany”. The little red reisenthel flags that adorn the brand’s products are marks of quality and success. reisenthel’s pioneering role is defined by design and product expertise. Numerous design awards – including the German Design Award, the Red Dot Award, the Design Plus Award, the iF Award and the international Good Design Award – testify to the brand’s position as a market leader. The result is stylish, clever details that function intuitively and are created with love. They are as much a part of the brand’s and design’s aesthetic as the high-quality materials, which are produced especially for reisenthel, and the solid workmanship. That’s why with its exciting yet down-to-earth range of products, reisenthel impresses in terms of design and innovation as well as durability and reliability. reisenthel represents both robustness and unique clarity of form. www.reisenthel.com

NOMINATION DETAILS

Laundrybag Laundry Hamper by Katja Horst is a Nominee in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by Katja Horst when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Laundrybag Laundry Hamper by Katja Horst is Winner in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category, 2016 - 2017.



· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with Katja Horst.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by Katja Horst.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |