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2008

Good Design Award

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Award-winning item
Solar Home Appliances [FORA depot, FORA catch shine, FORA catch, FORA bravo, FORA shine slim]
Business Owner
Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Domain/Category
Life - Household products
Company
Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co., Ltd (Taiwan)
Award Number
08A02020
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2008

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Outline

FORA uses a solar collector plate to convert sunlight into electricity and store it in an electricty storage base's lithium-ion battery. This is then used to power the music player, LCD desk lamp and USB chargers. The design uses clean, sustainable solar energy accompany with energy-saving components to reduce reliance on grid power, as well as increasing portability by loosing the cables. Patented light sensor helps user to optimize the solar collector plate's charging efficiency while the modular design improves ease of usability.

Producer

Chih-Jung Pan, Vice President, Energy Research & Design Lab, Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Director

Fang-Chuan Lin, Design Director, Advanced Design Division, Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Designer

Kuan-Wei Lee, Wan-Hua Wu, Chih-Hao Chen, Designer, Advanced Design Division, Tsann Kuen Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Left to right: Wan-Hua Wu, Kuan-Wei Lee and Chih-Hao Chen

More information

http://www.fora-fora.com

Already on the market
2008/4/18

Evaluation

The attachable electronic appliance system that can be used for different purposes such as for CD player, lighting fixture, and USB charger, by charging energies in the base equipment from the sunlight-collecting solar plate. The product was favorably evaluated specifically in that it proposes the future relationship between home electric appliances and people, and the lifestyle with new home electric appliances in the environment-conscious era rather than the details of design of the appliances.

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