Green Concept Award 2021

Green Pre-Selection 2023

Kara Netherlands

A blueprint for more open and repairable appliance

To open and repair a broken electrical appliance is a daunting task. So when your coffee machine eventually gives out, it’s no wonder that instead of fixing it, you replace it. A bad habit, as only one fifth of our discarded electric goods actually get recycled. Kara aims to break this habit. Its modular parts aren’t hidden from the user and can be swapped out easily without special tools. Friendly and toy-like, Kara doesn’t intimidate, it makes you want to open it. Kara hopes to introduce a new design standard for all domestic appliances; one for which repairing is the only logical choice.

Company/Institution: Design Academy Eindhoven
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