Sri Lanka   |  2022

MUSE Design Awards Silver Winner

Future of Furniture -

Entrant Company

The Renewable Energy Solutions PVT Ltd

Category

Furniture Design

Client's Name

Valentino Bianchi Studios

Sub-Category

Misc. Furniture

The pandemic has changed the way we function as humans. The "new normal" was defined and using an Alcohol-based sanitiser for hand cleansing is a must. We have options between sanitiser bottles to various forms of plastic made automatic hand sanitiser dispensing units to fulfil this requirement. However, at Valentino Bianchi studios, we think a bit differently. We wanted to redesign this whole concept. And to add glamour and beauty to this already miserable environment. We wanted to make a hand sanitiser dispenser, the furniture masterpiece that you showcase in your house or at your hotel lobby. Come on, we have to accept the fact that sanitising our hands will last till the end of the pandemic and more. So, why not do it in style. Designers at Valentino Bianchi feels that this integration should be done with nature or rather, natural elements. Sleekly bent and seasoned natural softwood defines the curves of the "Aliya" or a.k.a Asian Elephant which underlines the concept of the sanitiser dispenser. Who does not want to get sanitiser dispensed from the trunk of an elephant? The sensors will pick the movement of your hand and automatically dispense the alcohol sanitiser liquid stored in the belly. Once indicated by the red light, just a single press would softly and swiftly open the concealed door on the belly for refilling. The belly is beautifully cocooned using fair-traded handloom material to add captivating colour shades which are also customisable. At Valentino Bianchi, we are extremely concerned about sustainability. Isn't it great to know that the storage bottle for the sanitiser liquid is upcycled? We source bottles that are destined to be burned to ashes at incineration plants or to be buried at a landfill forever. Our suppliers will collect the bottles from the point of discard to avoid further contamination and a thorough cleaning process is in place to ensure sterilization. Overall, "Aliya" by Valentino Bianchi would supplement your furniture plan and enhance the beauty of the lobby, the living room or even the bathroom entrance.

Credits

Product Designer
Mr Domingo Paulis
Assistant Product Designer
Mrs Andrea Alex
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