Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE (free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Ease / Washing machine

Ease
Ease

iF concept design award 2011

iF concept design award 2011

Ease is an “upright covered drum” washing machine specially designed for the elderly or anyone with back problems. It uses a 45-degree angle design, which means the cover can be opened easily without the user having to bend over to put in or take out the clothing. There are more features to accommodate the needs of the elderly or disabled: a large touch screen, large-sized operating buttons, voice prompts via a sound speaker, all of which make it easier to use the machine and afford the user greater independence. Anti-skid handles help to prevent accidental falls and can reduce the incidence of injuries when performing household chores.

University

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Tianjin, China

Go to profile
Design

Tianjin University of Science and Technology

Tianjin University of Science and Technology
Tianjin, China

Shanzhong Peng

Go to profile