When Philips designed its first home-use IPL device, designers wanted to create an archetypal shape for this new personal care appliance category. One problem: fitting in all the components - including capacitor and rechargeable batteries - ended up with a device that displaced about a liter of space. It looked more like a milk carton than the sleek, intuitive design Philips was going for.
A design breakthrough came from splitting the components into separate hand and head sections. The original Lumea was launched in 2008; the Lumea Precision launched in 2011 and was named a 2012 iF product design award-winner.
Read the full story here: Philips Details An Award-Winning Appliance Design.
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