Â The Sunbeam Trash Rac is now being sold at Lee Valley ( 3 Gal ) and Wal-Mart ( 6 Gal ) versions.
We began working with Wilson Engineering and Primeway on this projectÂ toÂ add design features that improved the value and marketability for retail.Â CreatingÂ a styled designÂ appearanceÂ andÂ ergonomic featuresÂ that aid in using anÂ under the sink garbage canÂ system was the starting point for IDWS.
TwoÂ of the benchmarks that we had toÂ hold to, was that everyÂ part of the end product had toÂ fit into a box no bigger than H 12″ x W 8″ x D 4″Â ( 3 Gal ver.Â ).Â And the secondÂ requirement was that this productÂ would have an automatic lid function on the garbageÂ can design.
IDWS managed to sketch out and thenÂ test the concept of leveraging the lid against the swing action of the cupboard door.Â When a personÂ opens the cupboard door, the automatic function isÂ never in theÂ way of the end user - and is alsoÂ hidden from sight.Â What wasÂ great about the designÂ process for our client,Â wasÂ that theÂ initialÂ proof of conceptÂ began by cuttingÂ upÂ cardboardÂ shapesÂ to animateÂ the concept and its merits to them.Â Â In turn saving our client rapid prototype development costsÂ of multiply designs, then weÂ rapid prototyped the final concept just before manufacturing files were sent to the molder.
We are happy with the outcome of the design and addedÂ toÂ both the design of the product but also to the packaging byÂ creatingÂ product information sheets as well asÂ user functionÂ graphicsÂ printed directly onto the TrashRac box.