Andrea de Chirico recently designed a DIY hairdryer that is made out of local and recycled materials. When it comes to open-source products, it can be difficult for the average person to find the materials required to make an item from scratch. This hairdryer uses recycled parts to simplify the act of producing open-source products.
The 'Hairdryer 1.0' is the result of a collaboration between De Chirico, a glass blower, the local fablab and a wood workshop. Together the designers collected local materials that could be used to create a fully-functioning hairdryer. Glass and cork were chosen as the main components because they are reusable. The idea behind the project was to find a way of producing products that prioritizes social and environmental viability over efficiency and profits.
The DIY hairdryer demonstrates how designers can make open-source products more accessible for consumers.
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