The Darth Hairdryer is the work of industrial designer Tembolat Gugkaev and the hairdryer itself is inspired by the mouthpiece of Darth Vader’s infamous helmet. If you aren’t creeped out by the fact that Darth Vader’s mouth is breathing hot air into your hair, then you’ve got yourself a bonafide stylish hairdryer that’s sure to make all the geeks jealous.
It’s actually quite amazing to see the iconic helmet stripped of most of its parts, with only the voice box remaining. I’m almost tempted to use this thing as a megaphone.
Implications - Consumers enjoy products that incorporate pop culture references as it validates their fan appreciation for a particular franchise. Corporations can similarly utilize design elements that validate consumers’ interests into their wares.