Coronavirus – British design studio Bompass & Parr invited the creative community and those with a good idea, to design inspired interpretations on hand sanitising pumps. Titled Fountain of Hygene the competition was launched in collaboration with London’s Design Museum and the British Red Cross. Check the 8 winners of the contest which will be auctioned by Christie’s to generate further funds for the British Red Cross.
Squishy doors handles
What if doors themselves prevented the spread? Bo Willis envisioned a hand sanitising sponge cover for doors handles. As you grip it, sanitizing liquid would be pumped to the door handle so that you can then rub it onto the other hand. Willis won the Cadet Designer category for entries by an adult on behalf on someone under 18.
An app to sanitise them all
Our mobile phone has become an extension of our hands and often goes unnoticed in our attempt t0 sanitise. Still, it holds 10x more bacteria than a toilet seat. Buggy is a habit-building app displaying the build-up of bacteria on your locked phone screen in correlation withy the data collected around the daily phone usage. The project was developed by Zoe Lester, Beth Thomas, Emma Chih, Erin Giles & Kris Murphy
Sterilising ultra-violet centerpieces
Isn’t it ironic that you wash your hands thoroughly before dinner before tapping away on your phone? Did you know that it can guest over 25 thousand bacteria per square inch? Actually, it’s more than a slimy dog bowl… Ouch! Conrad Haddaway, Twomuch Studio & Inga Ziemele designed a mealtime phone-sanitising center piece featuring sterilising UV light skills.
Visiting a friend? What if the door bell would ring and sanitize your hands at the same time? Line Johnsen has devised a solution that invites you to put your hand under a gel-dispensing tap to trigger a buzz!
Paint your hands clean!
Meet The Cleanies, a quirky family of colour changing hand sanitiser brushes designed to encourage kids to wash their hands. The Cleanies gel contains natural PH positive pigments that change color as you rub it into your hands. The packaging comes with an incorporated paintbrush. Design by Kate Strudwick, Amos Oyedeji, Alexander Facey & Nicole Stjernswärd.
The seaweed bubbles dispenser
Gumball machines inspired Terry Hearnshaw to create a dispenser of seaweed capsules made containing hand sanitizing liquid. A practical, fun and stylish solution as shareable as a chewing gum.
‘One Step’ practical dispenser
Sally Reynolds has designed Step One, an object of absolute simplicity to make the public hand sanitizer aesthetic appeal, without having to touch anything with your hands. A simple foot pedal pumps a portion of sanitizer gel. Hidden under the case made of cast recycled plastic is a real bladder easy to refill or replaced.
The bubble party
Steve Jarvis has re-imagined the hand sanitizer in the form of a floating cloud of bubbles, seeing people, both young and old, drawn to play, capture and get clean. Crafdted from easy to clean parts made in glass copper and ceramic, his bubble machine blows bubbles into the air using a no contact, gestural activation.
- All images: courtesy of the designers and Bompass & Parr.