PROJECT UPDATE: NOW IN PRODUCTION!
Lavario approached us with a great idea for a manual clothes washing device and needed some help in its development. Using our design process, we were able to push their idea from aspirational concept to a marketable and manufacturable consumer product. Through research, testing, sketch exploration, ideation, and iterative prototyping we analyzed “touch-point” and “use-case” to provide the user with a fantastic product experience.
What Is Lavario?
Lavario is the intelligently designed, hand powered clothes washing machine. Minimizing the use of water and using no electricity, Lavario is environmently friendly. Lavario is ultra-light and needs only minimal arm strength to operate. It cleans better than big electric machines utilizing patented "power flow" technology.
This technology drives water through the fibers of your clothes. In addition, you'll never need to immerse your hands in hot water, detergent, or bleach, and you can wash delicates as gentle as you like. Lavario saves time and money and pays for itself in 4-5 trips not taken to the laundromat.
Lavario is engineered for performance. Unlike electric machines which use agitators and tumbling to clean, Lavario relies on it's power flow technology for a deeper and gentler clean. The perforations in the basket direct and drive water through the clothes as it is plunged up and down in the bucket. From tough stains to delicates, Lavario provides better results while also being eco-friendly and economic.