Nano Airy (Curling Iron) by Takako Yoshikawa
2018 - 2019, Golden A' Beauty, Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Design Award Winner
Many working Japanese women are hardworking and do their best. They are busy in the morning, and the time spent on hair care is limited. I'd liked to design a product to create a comfortable and elegant time for them. First, I had started thinking about functionality and got some ideas, the hot air function, the good sizes, the ease of operation, the comfort etc. Then, I had thought I want a product looks beautiful pure white pottery with precious pink metal. That's why the basic color of the product is soft, warm and pure matte white.
The nano airy curling iron uses an innovative negative ion technology. In combination with its nano-ceramic coating, the device models the individual hair strands particularly gently and quickly with a maximum operating temperature of 180 degrees Celsius to create a smooth curl structure. Soft flowing lines define the design of the nano airy, which lies comfortably in the hand. These lines and the white-and-pink color scheme lend the device a feminine character.
Design Challenges
I tried so hard the detailed parts how to express softness and femininity. I used a lot of creativity to select materials for the texture. In order to reproduce the imaged color, I examined the painting many times.
Production Technology
I first expressed handwritten designs, then expressed them digitally, examined all the materials, and completed the design data. Next, I created a mockup based on design data, and more carried out concrete verification. Finally, the main material I used for the appearance is heat resistant resin that can withstand high temperatures of 200 degrees Celsius. I gave design data and samples to the production factory and mass-produced.
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