Whirlpool Body Box (2002)

Body Box has been conceived as a technological piece of furniture bringing together body and clothes care in one discreet unit. Essential functions in the clothing / care cycle are integrated: collecting, sorting, washing, conditioning, tumbling and even steam-dry cleaning for gentle conditioning of clothes over night. Another purpose is body care: a basin and adjacent shower / steam bath cabin are accessible from either side. Both modules feature LED-chromotherapy lighting to ensure both low visual profile and environmental impact.

The unit was developed during "Project F", a research conducted by four international design studios from Milan, London, San Fransisco and Whirlpool's Global Consumer Design (Varese).

Body Box has been awarded "Best of Category - Design Distinction" in the I.D. Annual Design Review 2003 and was featured in the International Design Yearbook 2004. It has been on show in the Milan Furniture Fair 2002 and was part of many exhibitions worldwide.

Project Team: Claus-Christian Eckhardt, Andreas Hopf, Johannes Kiessler

All photos by Santi Caleca
All photos by Santi Caleca