The CORK&SHOCK is a domestic vacuum cleaner,
which has been developed under the Master´s
Thesis of the Designer Damien Gaspar. This project
is about a vacuum cleaner made of cork-manufactured coverings.
Through this project several day-by-day problems
were solved, such as decay of the product´s outside,
noise absorption among others.
The research was carried out under the Master
Product Design at the Architecture Faculty
of the University of Lisbon “Faculdade de Arquitetura
da Universidade de Lisboa”. In order to test and validate
this concept was built a functional prototype
sponsored by Amorim Cork Composites, S.A., Centimfe,
Fablab EDP and Iberomoldes - SGPS. S.A.
This concept and prototype was tested by 46 people
and has been validated with its good results.
The IAPMEI - Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, I.P. has provided financial support of this project through
a research scholarship “Bolsa do Passaporte para o Empreendedorismo”, which allowed the Designer
to prepare a business plan and to encounter
Currently this project has a Registry of Industrial Design and a Patent pending.
The Designer is seeking for an investment in order
to produce this concept.
Damien Gaspar has a Degree and Master in Product Design from the Architecture Faculty of University of Lisbon “Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa”. He attended the Erasmus program during his degree at École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège (ESA Saint-Luc Liège).
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