窩心設計 飲得開心

May 6, 2011

Small things that change everything

即使不懂設計,都可以想出改變生活的好嘢。

原來飲管最初出現時是用玻璃造的,十分笨重!後來雖然改用浸過石蠟的紙,卻很易裂,又不衞生。加上直身設計令個子小的孩子往往不夠高喝。把飲管摺曲,飲品又流不過。美國人Joseph Friedman看見小女兒喝汽水時苦惱不堪,就決定要做些事。他把飲管改良,令其中一部分有摺紋,可向任何方向屈曲。不但小孩喜歡,連臥床病人都可用它來輕易服用藥物。

這款飲管於1938年發明,直至今天,我們依然在用,生活更方便,不再”忟憎”。

立即到www.MaD.asia報名參加“MaD x設計點生活”,發揮創意思維,構思做好嘢好點子。

Now we have drinking straws in all sorts of fancy designs.  Do you know that the first drinking tubes were actually made of glass?  Even though straws made by paraffined manila paper came along later, they cracked easily and were not quite hygienic. And the straight shape makes it even more frustrating for little kids; they have to bend the straw to drink from a tall glass.  One day an American called Joseph Friedman saw his little daughter having trouble drinking with her soda straw.  He came up with an idea and made a flexible plastic straw which has a corrugated section, allowing it to bend to any angle easily.  Not only little kids are fascinated by it.  Bed-ridden patients could have medicine much more easily with this flexible straw. 

Flexible straw was invented in 1938.  And we still benefit from this seemingly simple design.  Cool, huh?

Unleash your creativity, go to www.MaD.asia and register for “MaD x DESIGN.LIVES” now. 

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