Individual Washer takes care of sorting and color-coding laundry
By Jude Garvey
March 10, 2010
What really annoys me about doing the laundry is having to sort through all the colors and fabrics. Especially when - despite my care - I accidentally include something red with all my whites and I’m left with oodles of pink sports socks and tees! A clever design concept from Yali Dai could solve all my laundering problems. The Individual Washer is an upright washing machine that can sort and wash all your clothes together – regardless of color, material or washing temperature requirements. Hooray, that means no more extra sorting, no more color bleeding and no excess water usage!
The Individual Washer design concept features three compartments that are used for color, fabric and temperature sorting. As the machine can wash all sorts of fabrics and colors together - it means less time in the laundry for you and with less water and electricity usage - it’s great for the environment as well.
The touch LCD screen at the front controls the rotation frequency and temperature for each of the three spaces and a shared engine takes care of rotating each of the oars in the individual compartments. The inner lid ensures that the clothes are kept separate from each other once the machine is on.
The Individual Washer design concept is a brilliant idea for people who want to pile all their clothes into the washer without having to worry about sorting out colors or fabrics first. It would be particularly useful in a share house…like the Flatshare Fridge concept, designed to eliminate arguments over food and cleanliness, the Individual Washer could stop arguments about who mixed their colors in with the the whites.
It’s certainly a clever design concept – perhaps it won’t be too long before doing the laundry becomes a less tedious household chore.
Via Yanko DesignShare
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