Razor and Shaving Brush HolderBlind

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
This is a consumer product design contest.

My company is called "Brushes & Blades" which is an online seller of “artfully designed objects to hold your wet shaving products.”

What is wet shaving?

Wet shaving is a return to the way your grandfather shaved, using either a straight edge, or double edge razor, a shaving brush, and a bowl to lather up the shaving soap. "Brushes & Blades" produces beautifully designed acrylic holders for wet shaving products (Brushes, Razors & Bowls).

What do I need in the way of a design?

I need different designs for a holder for a shaving brush, a double edge razor, and a shaving bowl. Designs are needed for both a Free-Standing Counter Model, and a Shower Wall Mounted Model. This contest is only for the Free-Standing Counter Model. The Shower Wall Mounted Model will be another contest at another time. These designs can come in many configurations, like one brush, and one razor, or two and two, or two and one, and so on and so forth, but for this round of design I want designs for holding one shaving brush, one double edge razor, and one shaving cream bowl, together as one unit. Think of the shaving bowl as the base, or foundation, from which the rest of your design will flow. Your designs should be artful, and interesting, but practical, as these are utilitarian storage objects that would be sitting on a bathroom counter. Additionally, your design needs to be simple but elegant with beautiful lines. As already stated above, the material these objects will be made from is acrylic, either clear, white, or black. Besides gluing separate pieces of acrylic together to produce your design, acrylic can also be heated to bend, so keep that in mind when coming up with a design. But, any bending must be limited to simple bends. Simplicity of design means simplicity of production, which means a lower cost to mass produce your designs. I am looking for a designer, or designers, who can balance these design parameters so that customers find these holders interesting, practical, appealing, and worth buying.
Wants:
How will this contest work?

This is a two stage contest.

Stage 1
To begin with I only want conceptual drawings. It is not necessary to provide CAD drawings for this stage. You are welcome to submit as many conceptual drawings as you would like during this stage. I will give feedback on all conceptual drawings you submit, but if I am not receptive to your design, or designs, I will tell you at this stage. If I am not receptive to your designs at this stage, you will not go on to stage 2.


Stage 2
This is the stage where the winning designer, or designers, will convert your conceptual drawings to CAD drawings. If I have not approved your conceptual drawing in Stage 1 then you do not advance to Stage 2.

Dimensions for Stage 2 (See links to examples below for a visual understanding of dimensions.)

Height: Brushes must hang with bristles downward. Bristle lengths vary, but assume 3 inches from the bottom of the handle. Add about 2 inches for the handle so that the total brush length is about 5 inches tall.

Opening/slot for brush to insert into: 23mm

Opening for razor handle to fit into: 3/4 inch

Base for shaving bowl: Should be in proportion to your overall design so your design is stable when sitting on the bathroom counter. (NOTE: Due to the unlimited designs of shaving bowls your base should also be functional as only a base, should a customer chose not to utilize it to hold their shaving bowl.)

Thickness of acrylic is to be determined at the time of production but may be 1/2”-3/4”.

Below are links to examples of shaving brush & razor holders, double edge razors, shaving brushes, and shaving bowls. Use these examples as inspiration for your designs.

Pictures of shaving brush & razor holders.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+the+shaving+brush+holders&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiK-tu3hffRAhUKh1QKHTLqBSwQsAQIjAE

Pictures of double edge razors.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+double+edge+razors&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=974&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjx2-vc3urRAhUB42MKHSyGBxgQ_AUIBygC

Pictures of shaving brushes.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+shaving+brushes&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiU9auAhffRAhXJyVQKHclQAjIQsAQIQg

Pictures of shaving bowls.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pictures+of+shaving+bowls&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=974&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSlLetwYfSAhUJzWMKHZl5CiwQsAQISw

3D Printing
I will want to create 3D prototypes of the winning designs prior to the start of mass production, but this is only so the acrylic fabricators have a physical representation of the holder, in addition to the CAD files. Actual production of the holders will consist of cutting, bending, and gluing acrylic sheets, not by 3D printing.
Don't Wants:
Overly complex designs that are costly to mass produce.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks, Catia
  2. Autodesk Inventor, SketchUP
  3. 3ds Max, Siemens NX (Unigraphics NX)
  4. Or any software that can make STL/STEP files for 3D printing

Entries

1st Winner
#81 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here is your design.made by two acrylic piece.hope now you got my design.thank you.waiting for your feedback.
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Mar 26, 2017 17:04
2nd Winner
#72 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, it is a new design.very simple and easy to produce.thank you.
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Mar 16, 2017 16:51
4th Winner
#108 Concept Design 9 Revised by V.M.Design
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Apr 3, 2017 1:41
5th Winner
#93 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder v.5 by Stella X
A revised model.
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Mar 30, 2017 3:36
#1 Shave Brush Stand by Adam
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3 pieces of acrylic. 1/2" seemed to thick. modeled at 3/8" - see attached.
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Feb 19, 2017 19:26
#3 shave holder 1st submission by Colin Smith
I tried to make it deceptively curvy for being made from plate. .25" plate. .5"-1" radius bends
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Feb 19, 2017 23:48
#4 wet shave holder flat bottom by Colin Smith
Feb 20, 2017 1:49
#5 test image by Gabe De Matteis
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Hi, I've attached a quick test.
Best,
Gabe De Matteis
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Feb 20, 2017 2:30
#7 Shaving Stand by ODBDesign
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Feb 20, 2017 10:41
#8 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by Richard.Bekker
Concept Razor and Brush Holder
Clear acrylic (1/2")
Dimensions:
Width 100mm
Total Height 152mm
Hanging Cavity 120mm
Brush Slot 23mm
Razor Shank Slot 16mm
Detailed Dwgs and 3d Model files to follow on request
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Feb 20, 2017 14:37
#9 Shave Brush Stand 2 by Adam
Feb 20, 2017 15:18
#10 V0 by handsketcher
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WIP..
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Feb 20, 2017 21:11
#11 Shaving 1 by V.M.Design
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Feb 21, 2017 1:25
#12 Brush Stand 3 by Adam
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see attached
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Feb 21, 2017 15:48
#13 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir,
here i have attached my design.i have tried to follow a modular system to do this design that's why there will be further possibilities to add more razor and shaving brush.there is also a concern about bowl in my design.i have developed a modular design with different material and tried to give my best effort.
thank you.
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Feb 21, 2017 16:46
#14 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir,
here i have attached my another design of Razor and Shaving Brush Holder.its really too easy to made and very much cost effective just like as my previous submission. aesthetically it is really too sound.
thank you.
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Feb 21, 2017 17:39
#15 Brush and Blade Holder.step by tneeld
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The design is intended to be as simple and elegant as possible. The base is intended to compliment the curvature of the bowl while holding both the brush and blade in a unique 'combo' slot which conforms to the contours of each. Although the design looks complex, it will be simplistic to manufacture. Please see the description explaining the manufacturing intent in the zip file attached.
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Feb 21, 2017 21:16
#16 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
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here i have tried to make a fluid and free flow form type design and also cost effective.
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Feb 22, 2017 17:10
#17 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by Mahbub
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Thanks...
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Feb 23, 2017 7:06
#18 Brush Stand 4 by Adam
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see attached
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Feb 23, 2017 22:10
#19 Holder with Brush, Razor, and Bowl for context by tneeld
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Please see the attached screenshot with the razor, brush and bowl assembled for context. The Holder is high enough that the razor doesn't contact the bowl at all. Granted there are many different bowls and razors, but hopefully this helps address your concern about the razor-bowl contact.
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Feb 24, 2017 0:05
#20 wet shave holder V3 by Colin Smith
Feb 24, 2017 0:55
#21 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by Mahbub
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Please check details. Thanks
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Feb 24, 2017 6:50
#22 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here i have attached my design which is very much cost effective and easy to produce.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 7:28
#23 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here i have attached my design which is very much cost effective and easy to produce.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 7:29
#24 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here i have attached my design which is very much cost effective and easy to produce.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 7:31
#25 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here i have attached my design which is very much cost effective and easy to produce.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 7:31
#26 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
sir, here i have attached my design which is very much cost effective and easy to produce.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 7:32
#27 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
egg shaped holder with low cost and easy to manufacture.thank you.
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Feb 24, 2017 8:03
#28 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
concept of this design is golden ratio.easy to produce and very much cost effective.it is very much artistic and aesthetically sound.
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Feb 24, 2017 8:42
#29 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by Mohamedatya
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I offer you an art design with the first name of your company B "Brushes & Blades" added to simple acrylic rolling or bending operations and we can add the symbol of your company name on the body of the design if u want.
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Feb 24, 2017 14:17
#30 Bbrushes and Blades Design by DC Designs
I designed this holder with the mindset of "if I wanted to manufacture these, how would I go about it?". This design would we easy to make a few by hand to test the market, and then automate later as sales go up. A CNC router from Stepcraft would only cost $1000-$3000 and could easily make these all day long. All you would have to do is put the sheet of acrylic on the router and hit go, then glue them in a fixture and do a little flame polishing. I can supply the programming to cut these on the router if you are interested, CNC programming is what I do here at Gibson guitar. I also made this design have minor imperfections in the shape to give it a handmade look and feel, as that is part of what gives Gibson guitars their value and appeals to high end buyers.
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Feb 24, 2017 19:18
#31 B&B Holder 1.5 by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
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Dark Grey and Clear.
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Feb 24, 2017 19:21
#32 Concept Design 2 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 20:57
#33 Concept Design 3 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 20:58
#34 Concept Design 4 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 20:59
#35 Concept Design 5 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 21:01
#36 Concept Design 6 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 21:02
#37 Concept Design 7 by V.M.Design
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Feb 24, 2017 21:04
#38 Shaving Razor, Brush, & Bowl Holder by Samadoni
This design can accommodate variable bowl diameters and depths
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Feb 25, 2017 0:04
#39 Holder Brushes&Blades by Katalin
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Feb 25, 2017 19:54
#40 capsule shaped holder by kabbo
here i have attached capsule shaped razor and brush holder is very unique and cost effective.aesthetically sound too.thank you.
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Feb 25, 2017 20:28
#41 golden ratio holder for razor and brush by kabbo
re submission.
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Feb 25, 2017 20:30
#42 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
re submission.
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Feb 25, 2017 20:32
#43 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder-B by kabbo
sir here my concept derived from ''brushes & blades'' alphabet ''B''. its very easy to make and aesthetically sound too.cost effective.it can also act as your product logo too.thank you.
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Feb 25, 2017 20:36
#44 B&B Holder 2.0 by ;lzsvpja-] bja]=
Feb 26, 2017 6:02
#45 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
its a very unique design also representing your brand through this design and aesthetically sound too.and also easy to produce.it can hold a water bowl too.
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Feb 26, 2017 15:36

Discussion

Ivan Zerpa

Designer

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:19:17 +0000
Hello Bruce

I sent you the 3d models through a private message.

Bruce S.

Buyer

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 20:13:29 +0000
Ivan,

Unfortunately no. For this contest I'm only using acrylic as the material to make these holders from. If I do another contest in the future I might consider using other materials, but again, not for this contest.

Bruce

Ivan Zerpa

Designer

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:50:23 +0000
Hello Bruce
Can I use other material and combine it with acrylic?

Bruce S.

Buyer

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:30:43 +0000
Gibbo,

Thanks for your comment. I have given feedback to every designer, on every one of their submissions, privately. And will do the same for you.

Gibbo

Designer

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:37:19 +0000
Sir, could you provide some review regarding our works? We need it to make more and better designs, you can send it privately, if you prefer, to the preferred designers!

Gibbo

Designer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:28:50 +0000
Thanks for your previous answer!I'd need some photos (link) to get the acrylic type, I can't get a decent render!!omg

Adam

Designer

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:16:31 +0000
The only place SLA printing is affordable for production is on the International Space Station.
You can't sell a $70 SLA for $15 retail and make money.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:59:11 +0000
@adam

Since your profile description mentions that you have 25 years of experience in production I'm not going to try to insult you.. But don't you know that SLA 3d printing is widely used as a production technique nowadays and that it has become more affordable? And also when I suggested injection molding I was still under the impression the goal was mass production(as stated in the description twice). Then again this is something you still might want to consider in case the product becomes successful and hand crafting it suddenly becomes a very expensive option. You could contain the costs by using an aluminum mold for example, and produce it abroad. Also, I know voids are a problem. But the buyer asked if clear plastics can be used and I answered his question..

So just to be clear, I'm not about boondangling pretty renderings in front of clients. In fact I haven't even entered this contest. I just left some comments for the buyer to help him on his way realizing his idea.

Now if there is anything else, please let me know.

Bruce S.

Buyer

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:17:00 +0000
Gibbo,

Shaving bowls come in various sizes so it's difficult to give you guidance on their dimensions, which is why I did not put specific dimensions in my contest posting. I would look at the link I provided for shaving bowls to get a sense of their sizes. When designing a holder consider the area for the shaving bowl in general terms, and not specific dimensions. If I have concerns about the space you allocate for a shaving bowl I will give you my feedback when I see your design. Hope this helps.

Bruce

Gibbo

Designer

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:37:29 +0000
or the spot sides

Gibbo

Designer

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:36:05 +0000
Could you provide the dimentions of a typical shaving bowl?

kabbo

Designer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:09:30 +0000
its all about client decision that what he or she will do. someone is trying to misguide client.that's not fear.how he said about another designs merit or anything?.its not fear.

Adam

Designer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:26:13 +0000
its unreal. designers on this site boondangle clients with pretty renderings
and have no clue about manufacturing processes.

Adam

Designer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:18:59 +0000
Redouan, do you realize what the scrap rate and cost of clear injection molded parts will cost you with
no voids or bubbles ?

Adam

Designer

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:13:29 +0000
3d printing is not a production option as you indicated Redouan. you night as well suggest CNC machining.
don't recommend overpriced manufacturing options.

Bruce S.

Buyer

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:57:40 +0000
Thank you Redouan and Adam for your insightful comments, which are helpful to me as I navigate through the process of design and production. Given I am a new company injection molding might be a possible consideration once I have a sense of the kind of sales volume I will be getting. Regarding 3D printing, that is something I am thinking of doing for my prototypes. Since I'm not yet familiar with the costs for 3D printing I'm not sure if that is a cost effective production process once I start receiving orders, but it will be something I look into.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:23:19 +0000
@buyer

Like Adam said, injection molding is only cost effective for production of high volumes since the molds are expensive. I was under the impression that this was your goal. And to answer your question, yes clear plastics can be used. Most of your kitchenware for example is produced by injection molding ;).

Another possibility for you might be 3D printing. Not with an ultimaker or something similar but professional quality SLA printing could be suitable. This way you can produce shapes you can't even make with techniques like injection molding. This technique is often used for prototyping parts that will later be injection molded but also for low quantity production like in your case.

Anyway, I will probably upload a design soon. If you have any more questions related to the information above, or something else feel free to contact me!

Regards,

R. Elmirou

Adam

Designer

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:34:29 +0000
If you anticipate low volume, you don't want to invest in expensive injection molds.

Bruce S.

Buyer

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:56:37 +0000
Thank you for your comment. I am receptive to other production techniques for producing my products. Assembling by sheets of acrylic is all I know right now as a way to produce my products, so your comment is helpful. Although I am familiar with the process of injection moulding I don't understand the specifics of it, and how I can utilize it as an alternative for producing my products. I was thinking of producing my products using sheets of acrylic because if I have low volume orders I can make them one at a time as orders come in, whereas I think injection moulding might require higher volumes of products to be produced, but I don't know if that is the case. I am always open to suggestions on the best, and most cost effective way to produce my products, so thank you for your insight. One question on injection moulding, can I produce my products in a clear plastic just as I would with acrylic?
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:13:22 +0000
Hi,

Thank you for providing such a detailed contest description! Although I see why you would like the products to be made out of acrylic, I don't see why you would want to make them out of sheets though.. Especially since you mentioned you want the products to be (cost effectively) mass produced. Have you considered other production techniques like for example injection moulding? Shooting out 1 product per second(s) would be a lot cheaper than cutting, bending, glueing etc. (if mass produced). Also you are not as limited in terms of shapes.

I'm looking forward to your reaction!

Regards,
R. Elmirou

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