2013 | by Chiaki Murata x BDCI
Client – Coway
Project Management – BDCI
Product Design – Chiaki Murata
It was multifunctional ‘All-in-one’ product that is a complex of a humidifier, dehumidifier, and air purifier, in 2007. The request of the client was to design for mass production, with smart with emphasis on UI. Japanese designer Chiaki Murata is Applied Physics graduate. It is a fundamental process to think about the original about the layout of the product when we work with him. When it comes to multifunctional product, people tend to overlook the internal layout, and that concludes to the enormous volume of product.
First of all, the design of control panel and air outlet has been refined. The air outlet is made of one simple part, so it represented the completeness of 3 functions, in one product. There are two water level indicators for dehumidifier and humidifier, so users will be able to check the water lever easily. Everything, including the parting lines, handles, water level indicators were designed with consistency to appeal integrity of it.