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.
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.
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.
Pictures of double edge razors.
Pictures of shaving brushes.
Pictures of shaving bowls.
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.
- SolidWorks, Catia
- Autodesk Inventor, SketchUP
- 3ds Max, Siemens NX (Unigraphics NX)
- Or any software that can make STL/STEP files for 3D printing
#81 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#72 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#99 X men Razor and Brush Holder Update 2 by Ivan Zerpa
#93 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder v.5 by Stella X
#13 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#14 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#22 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#23 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#24 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#25 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#26 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#27 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#28 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#40 capsule shaped holder by kabbo
#41 golden ratio holder for razor and brush by kabbo
#42 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
#43 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder-B by kabbo
#45 Razor and Shaving Brush Holder by kabbo
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