Manchester School of Art
£1000 & Visit to Global Innovation Centre – Port Sunlight
We were impressed by Mumtaz’s approach to the challenge as much as the product design itself. Through the research, prototyping and testing with users, she has developed an innovative yet sustainable cleaning product.
Spinr is a hand-powered washing machine that uses no electricity. A retractable mechanism of Mumtaz’s own design means minimal manual labour is required to use the device.
Spirn was design as a way to help university students and other people without in-home laundry to be less reliant on circuit laundry. On average circuit laundry (such as in a laundromat or student accommodation) costs about £7.50 a wash. This cost can have a negative financial impact on students from lower socio economic backgrounds. Spinr is also designed to be portable and is small enough that it can be easily stored, meaning it can be used year to year as students move through various types of accommodation. It uses less water than a traditional laundry machine and no electricity, further cutting costs while also benefiting the environment.
Sarah Leech – Packaging & Design Director
Oliver Boulton – Design Strategy Manager
Ben Morris – Head of Digital
John Noden – Packaging Designer
Graham Randall – Design Engineering Manager
The Persil Clean Futures Innovation Award is looking to see how designers can envisage the future, bring disruptive thinking across consumer experiences for our products and packaging.
We want to award designers that have chosen to use their creativity, skills and talent to create change across the 3 areas:
- Superior Experiences