OZ-1 | Wearable Tech Designer Spotlight

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If you’ve read my previous post, regarding my love for the wearable technology industry, you will know that researching for up and coming Designers within this creative field, is going to be something i’ll be focussing on, further into the future. I’ve been pinning my favourite concepts for a while now, and my latest pin is what gave me the inspiration for this very post.

I came across a pin, that displayed a wearable technology item in video format. Once the short video came to an end, I found myself wanting to find out more, immediately. This item is something of a statement, fashionable quality, combined with an every day ‘scent’ solution! Intrigued? Then read on…

A product design student from Singapore, named Wei Kiat Law, was one of 2013’s Electrolux’s, Design Lab finalists. He came up with the clever creation of integrating refined technology and design to make OZ-1! To understand the OZ-1 a little better, just picture this scenario for a moment: It’s Monday, you’re feeling fresh (ish) from a lazy Sunday pamper evening, you’re at work and had the most productive morning. You planned your attire down to a T, due to the important meetings you have in the afternoon, then, BAM! It hits you. The stench of someone else’s cigarette smoke, on your lunch break, seeps into your freshly washed cashmere cardigan and you’re worried your not going to appear, or smell for that matter, quite the tip top way, you had envisioned!

Providing you’ve worn your OZ-1, over or under your collar, its combined functions of trapping chemicals, such as tar, (produced by a burning cigarette) and its air purifying technology, aka, using an ozone generator and HEPA filters…your favourite garments may have been saved, including the air you’ve been breathing in. Using aroma therapy, this divine little device also distresses your environment, enabling a more calmer and collected you!

If that hasn’t impressed you enough, here’s the bit I like! The OZ-1 design concept, shows that it is delicate enough to be hidden, yet features an unusual and unique outlook appearance, enabling that fabulous fashionista, to flaunt what some may think is a striking, statement accessory item! The user can also change up the look of the piece and give it a more personalised finish, by changing the cover design!

Ofcourse there are questions surrounding this design, including how much air it really filters, etc, however for a young student, with such innovative ideas, I’d say he’s come up with quite an impressive concept, and all these elements can be developed and refined, if he was to take this further. People like this, feed and inspire my creative mind, and I cannot wait to find more designers to feature and showcase, upon my blog!

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