Two new hand dryers, designed for Airdri by Crucible Design, proved popular with visitors at the ISSA/Interclean show in Amsterdam last month. Crucible has been designing dryers for Airdri, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, for 25 years. The new dryer models, the Quazar and the Quest, are the first in Airdri’s new ‘Q’ range and were showcased on Airdri’s stand at Interclean.
The Quazar and Quest driers will be released for sale in the Autumn and have been designed in line with Airdri’s commitment to noise level reduction. Both dryers expect to be awarded the UK Noise Abatement Society’s Quiet Mark when they are officially released.
Crucible’s challenge was to utilise Airdri’s tried and tested technology, whilst minimising the perceived size of the dryers. Clever curvature, tapering effects and hidden fixtures have created sleek, minimalist enclosures that come in a range of finishes, with contrasting finishes for the grill feature.
The new dryers were designed, developed and working samples built (by Plunkett Associates) in time for international launch events in Los Angeles and Amsterdam in April and May.
James Clark, Airdri’s Commercial Director, comments:
“From the initial product strategy meetings through to concept design and technical development, Crucible has delivered two stunning hand dryers that represent an exciting new chapter for Airdri.
In addition to the great design work, we have been particularly pleased with their help in managing the progress of the project, enabling two new products to be developed, built and launched in just over four months.
Each stage of the project was delivered on or ahead of schedule and on budget. We are delighted with the results and looking forward to developing more exciting new products with Crucible”.
Read more about the project in our product design examples.