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MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush] / Bamboo toothbrush

MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush]
MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush]

Discipline: Product

Qualified
for the Final Jury

MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush]
MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush]
MARU [Dr. Noah Bamboo Toothbrush]

Discipline: Product

Qualified
for the Final Jury

Project Noah Inc. presents a solution, MARU, to plastic toothbrushe. Ergonomically designed head is suitable for maintaining people oral health while the gently curved handle inspired by shapes of a bamboo leaf is fit into hand. Hot pressing technique (Patent No. 10-2019665 (Sep. 3, 2019)) is enable to increase density of its frame and improve natural antibacterial and water-repellent properties which bamboo has by nature at an affordable price. The color is natural and various due to the caramelization of moisture and sugar inside bamboo. Ultimately, MARU will help reduce the use of plastics, protect the environment, and escape from poverty.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2019

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, North America

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

Client / Manufacturer

Project Noah Inc.

Project Noah Inc.
Seoul, South Korea

Design

Seoul Nat'l University (SNU DESIGN)

Seoul Nat'l University (SNU DESIGN)
HCID Lab.
Seoul, South Korea

Prof. Eui-Chul Jung, Meile Le