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SNAPS

SNAPS


PROJECT BRIEF

This project is largely based on an exhibition called InDisposed, which challenged designers to rethink disposability in every-day products. InDisposed was organised and curated by noted design journalists Dan Rubenstein and Jen Renzi and presented during ICFF 2009 in New York. For this project, you can design any functional object, as long as it meets the following criteria: Made from environmentally sustainable materials; Provides a clear benefit to its user, ideally improving upon an existing typology; It is portable, considering the object’s intended use; Can be disposed of in a responsible and convenient way; Can conceivably be mass-produced


PRODUCT STATEMENT

SNAPS is a compostable and biodegradable razor designed with the efforts in mind to reduce the vast amounts of razors that end up in landfills every year. SNAPS is made of a biological engineered and compostable plastic called Shrilk, a newly innovative material which is made up of discarded shrimp shells. Its thoughtful design provides the razor with an end-of-life option — to be used as a plant fertilizer. SNAPS design features a live hinge on its head that allows the user to remove the blade from the body, and basil seeds in its beaded handle that encourages its user to snap its body into pieces and plant the herb in a cup. By disengaging the blade from the body, 99% of the razor can be composted, virtually creating little to no waste

A RIBBED TEXTURED DESIGN MAINTAINS STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY AND USES LESS PLASTIC TO MANUFACTURE ONE RAZOR


SHRILK BIOPLASTIC


INJECTION MOLDED SHRILK CHESS PIECE

PLASTIC CUPS AND CONTAINERS MADE OUT OF SHRILK


USER SCENARIO



SKETCHES AND IDEATIONS