We just recently mentioned the Tundra Fire Suppressant as an affordable safety device. But sometimes we put utility aside and go a bit goo-goo-gah-gah over "designed" objects that marry utility with good design. The spray can option isn't looking as hot after seeing this new take on fire safety devices.
Home Depot has introduced a new line of home products, Orange Works, designed by architect Peter Arnell (a former Michael Graves disciple), the first of which is this fire extinguisher, part of their Home Hero brand. With an eye to aesthetics and ergonomics, Orange Works products aim to be proudly displayed, instead of stored away, accessible for easy and quick use. This first product seems like a positive indicator of the partnership...we can't wait to see the additional two items in development. [via MarketWatch].
Two additional ORANGE WORKS innovations under development focus on universal design, ideal for consumers who want to age in place or create a more accessible home environment. Easy Reach Storage enables a consumer to raise or lower cabinet shelving units with one hand, eliminating the need to stoop or stretch. The second item is a decorative chair rail molding system that doubles as a handrail, designed for consumers who need the support but do not want unattractive handrails in their homes.