Showcased in the exhibition halls of Milan, Barcelona and Frankfurt, it was highly appreciated by the public and the dedicated press. The electric folding bar Open is designed to define a new usability concept, which doesn’t take into consideration the constraints imposed by manufacturing standards and meets the requirements of safety, ergonomics, and in particular mimesis.
This first model, patented, was also a forerunner of several following models; it has proven that it’ s possible to provide innovative and technological Design for All solutions that can be adopted in future productions.
Open is a collection of safe bathroom products, in particular we designed the seat Open Plus produced by Goman. It’ an open seat with a shaped cap to hide the frontal hole. Made by Duroplast, equipped with hinges with or without “soft close” mechanism (Patents BS2008U000002 and BS2008O000003). Hiding and covering the service hole was the winning idea to reduce the differences when used by people with disabilities. In the bathroom it’s in fact important try to eliminate not only the discriminating elements, but also the cavities and obscurities that are synonymous of lack of hygiene.
With this project, Goman has allowed us to express the philosophy of Design for All and the company has guaranteed the reputation of a dynamic, innovative company.