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SIMULATION MADE BY TONI KORHONEN

COFFEE MAKER

2017

PRODUCT DESIGN

result of multidisciplinary collaboration during
an exchange semester in Denmark

This project emerged as a part of the collaboration between students of environmental technology engineering, product development, product design and virtual engineering. Our team was supposed to redesign a coffee maker in the most sustainable way. By analyzing the life-cycle of a coffee machine, it quickly became clear that the highest contributor to the embodied energy is the use phase.

ANDREW BUBB, CECILIE ØSTERSKOV MADSEN, GABOR HOVRATH, LAILA ISMAIL DALLAL, TONI KORHONEN

CO AUTHORS

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We developed a coffee maker which is entirely cut from the electric grid and powered completely by human power. Using bicycle power to create friction from the rotating wooden piece on the bottom of the stainless steel cup, the heat required to boil water is produced. The whole process of preparing the coffee would take up to a 15-minute bike ride to work or school.

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