Modern nomads are people who are frequently changing their residence, moving locally or abroad because of a new job, education, or for leisure. They are not restricted to a single address so they are forced to live a more practical, independent and minimalistic lifestyle. Their luggage has a place only for items carefully selected by its function, size and weight.
Mornings usually starts with a coffee or tea, but not every situation or place allows us access to hot water. A bulky kettle might not be always convenient for transport.
This encouraged me to develop a water heater concept that would meet their daily needs; with reduced weight and volume.
Minimalist form, portability, powered by both AC or battery, remote app control and explicit function sufficient for essential daily needs of a one or two people. Those are the key features that catch target group's attention.
Initially, I was impressed by ingenious (yet dangerous) solution like improvised prisoners water heater that consisted of only tied wires and razorblade.
During brainstorming related to modern nomad, i have come up with numerous associations like “NATURE, RATIONALITY, ACTIVITY, JOURNEY, INDIVIDUALISM etc.”
NATURE played a key role. It associated me with nomadic animal species, in fact migratory birds. A stork was a key source for further form evolution.
NOMAD by Hamza Bavčić
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