Salve

Salve is a horizontal dish rack that is suitable for small kitchen space and holds variety of dishes and bowls. 

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How can we eliminate the pile of dishes and bowls in the dish rack?

 

Research

After looking through variety of kitchens, I found three common problems which are dish rack, pots and pans on the stove, and objects on the refrigerator. 

Common Problems

Dish Rack

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Objects on the refrigerator

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Pots and Pan on the stove

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The main problem in the kitchen area is the dish rack. After washing the dishes, it’s hard to stack the dishes in the dish rack because of a variety of shapes and volumes.

 

Observation

Layout of kitchen counter tops

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Diagram of dish rack

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Ideation

The initial concept of this idea was holding plates, bowls, and cups with stands that can be folded 90 degrees. The concept developed further as a vertical dish rack. 

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Development

Stands

With Solidworks, studied how the stands would like with certain materials such as wood, plastics, wire, and metal. Also, constructed a model of the dish rack to study the cut-out grooves and the stands. 

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Dish rack Frame

Changed the orientation from vertical to horizontal. Started with a model of how it can potentially look like and 1:1 scale MDF model to see the scale and proportion. 

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Final Concept

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