Even simple thing can be upgraded for better functionality, take a look at this project: Toilet Paper Roll Redesign. It’s a project submitted by Sheng-Hung Lee to Tuvie, it aims to prevent the bottom of tissue touches any surface. You can read the explanation from the designer below.
People use toilet paper for a variety of reasons e.g. wiping up spills, removing makeup, bathroom hygiene and cleaning chores. But people are prone to put toilet paper on table or put kitchen paper towel near sink in kitchen without putting it in toilet roll holder or toilet tissue reserve canister. The dust, bacteria, water or oil stain would easily attach to bottom surface of paper. Therefore we redesign toilet paper roll, as slogan goes: Turn paper roll upside down, make dust go away! New toilet paper roll is made from disinfected recycling paper pulp. Don’t purchase toilet roll holder, because toilet paper roll is the best holder. After toilet paper is used up, compressible structure design makes users press down on toilet paper roll without effort and reduce waste size. The design draws the public attention to care more about the hygiene and environmental protection issue.
- Tear toilet paper roll inside with precut dash line.
- Turn bottom part upside down and then put it back. The wavy part should be visible outside the toilet paper roll.
- Now it becomes a toilet paper roll stand.
- After using toilet paper, easily compress the wavy part to make paper roll flatten in order to reduce the waste.
Gradation of Solutions
- Product Level: Toilet paper roll is made from disinfected cost-free recycling paper pulp not from brand-new cardboard, so it is indeed an eco-friendly and green product design work.
- Experience Level: Do not need to purchase any external part to make a toilet paper stand or put a toilet paper in toilet roll holder or tissue reserve canister. With smart design solution, toilet paper roll itself is the best toilet paper stand to keep the dust go away.
- Service Level: After toilet paper is used up, easy compressible structure design makes users press down on toilet paper roll without effort. Because it does reduce the waste size, it let cleaning people clean and recycle material easily.
- Perception Level: Toilet paper roll design draws the public attention to care more about hygiene and environmental protection issue.