Friday, May 05, 2006

Konstfack products sketches

Hej everybody,
here are some 3d and sketches of the products we're developing. As you already know our project is rather conceptual, based on developing outdoor products keeping them as analogue and simple as possible, and following our initial discussions on how outdoor cooking and living is a complete different experience from cooking indoors. Although we go on with this conceptual side we definitely want our prototypes to be working for Hallefors, so this is obviously taking us a lot of time with the engineering and functional development. As said yesterday during the conference call, we're realizing this line of products so that they can be used independently of each other, as nowadays camping products do. We're NOT developing a traditional high-functionality "one piece" kitchen, instead our products can stand on any flat surface.

First of all, the stove, the product that we've been mostly working on, due to all the engineering complications and legal matters. We're keeping on working back and forth with Primus on it, to ensure it would still be a functional product. In the bigger pictures you see one of our latest design, while in the collage you can see some of the other developments we've also been working on.
The inner part with the burner measures approx. 7 cm, the cross is around 20*20 cm. A gas tube will connect this stove to the gas bottle. We're working on a way to connect more stoves to the same gas bottle, in order to be able to cook bigger meals too.

Regarding the lighting we've been developing products that would take a step away from the way outdoors lights are developed nowadays. We decided to use the formal language of classic indoors lights in order to give a strong recognition of the function and the way the lamp has to be used, and play with the displacement of this language moved in a outdoor context.
The ambient light will be probably 100 to around 130 cm high. We're deciding between two versions, both using the same kind of light-source: gas lighting with mantle incandescence reaction, to give a light with the highest performance possible. One version would have the gas bottle in the base of the lamp and the gas light inside the shade, while the second one would contain the gas bottle directly hidden inside the shade too, to enhance the connection with traditional indoors lamps. We're working on the way to light on and off the lamp and control the amount of light given, experimenting the most analogical solutions.
There will be also a table lamp, using also the gas-mantle technology.

About the sink we've developed a product that can be used in places where main water is available (not the case of Hallefors) with a particular kind of clip that can be probably mounted on any kind of bucket. We want to preserve the typology of the bucket. The main focus is to turn any bucket into a sink, so we're concentrating on how the tap connects connects to the sink. Whether there is no running water, the bucket can be used in its traditional way (eg. taking water from the river). In the images you can see some of the clips we've been working on.

The table is a simple trestle construction. The table top is a scaled up version of a chopping board. We're realizing also a table cloth in glass-fiber that will be used for cooking instead of eating on it: the material characteristics make it perfect for using it as a base for the burner, to ensure a perfect isolation with the table surface. The measures will be around 80*120 cm and around 80 cm high. We'll discuss on the eventuality of having add-on wheels to the table legs, but we''d like to get the exact measures of the rails you're planning to build for the houses

If you think of using some of these products directly for the wet unit it's fine for us, but you'll have to keep in mind that, although working, they may not have the same kind of functionalities of traditional indoors equipments, because of the fact they're for an outdoor use and for the conceptual twist we decided to give them.

I'll post as soon as possible infos on the shelter. One of my colleagues that focused on the development of the shelter is at his job this morning. As soon as he'll get free we'll post you some material.
If you have any question don't hesitate to mail us or post questions on the blog!
Let's keep in touch for the monday conference,

All the best,
Hej då :)
Andrea & the Konstfack team.


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