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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

受賞対象名
Air Conditioner [Cassette Air Conditioner]
事業主体名
Daikin Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
分類
空調家電・機器
受賞企業
Daikin Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
受賞番号
20G070341
受賞概要
2020年度グッドデザイン賞受賞概要

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概要

A cassette air conditioner designed to provide optimum comfort through all-round uniform cooling, redefining the air experience for Southeast Asian countries.

デザインのポイント
1.Supplies wide and uniform cool air coverage
2.Appearance that complements the space it occupies
3.Simple and focused user experience
プロデューサー

Lim Soon Kiong, General Manager, Daikin Research & Development Malaysia

ディレクター

Kouichirou Seki, Group Leader, Advanced Design Group, Technology Innovation Center, Daikin Industries Ltd, Hong Boon Chun, Head of Department, Innovation Group, Daikin Research & Development Malaysia

デザイナー

Nicholas Ee Cao Cin, Industrial Designer, Tan Kok Yeong, Associate Lead Engineer, Innovation Group, Daikin Research & Development Malaysia

利用開始
2021年2月

受賞対象の詳細

背景

While studying conventional cassette air conditioners in commercial spaces, we noticed 3 areas for improvement. 1, these units perform zone cooling with limited coverage, resulting in warmer areas and areas within the cooling zone where direct drafts are felt. In places where users would linger, cold drafts can often cause discomfort and dryness. 2, interior designers face the challenge of integrating air conditioners in ways which complement the space they occupy. This is due to their strong presence with many complex features exposed. 3, regarding user interaction, conventional cassette units often have multiple small labelled indication lights which require focus when viewed from below. These points motivated us to pursue a design with a balance of function, aesthetic and convenience.

経緯とその成果

An evenly comfortable space and a simple experience are essential to commercial users. Therefore, we focused on providing only what is needed, removing unnecessary features such as individual airflow control. To optimise the form, we designed an all-round horizontal air outlet with the inlet fully occupying the bottom surface. Cool air now travels along the ceiling towards the ends of a room through the Coanda effect, extending the coverage and ensuring uniform cooling all over. Users can now experience comfort anywhere in the room without cold drafts. This arrangement also brings a simple and neat appearance that fits into different interior designs. To simplify interaction, we placed a subtle yet visible light bar along the edge of the panel to provide intuitive colour-coded indication.

仕様

For a 2.5 horsepower unit. Overall dimension: W960mm x L960mm x H385mm (Height below ceiling is 84mm), Weight: 28kg, Material: Mainly ABS, PS and Steel

審査委員の評価

本製品では、コアンダ効果を用いて冷気が体に直接あたらないような空気の流れを生み出す新たな設計手法の導入や、インストール時に既存の施設を大きく変えずフィットできるようにすることなど、様々な設計的工夫がなされている。これらは、より多くの人々に快適な冷房時の体験を提供するという、ユーザ中心の考えに立脚したデザインの実践と言える。そして、デザイナーは、これらの要素を取り込みながら、シンプルで象徴的な造形に結実させている。これらのことから、総合的な水準が高いデザインであると評価した。

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