The Evolution of the Toothbrush
I’ve always been told to get my mouth out of the sink or never drink from a public facet as it is a festering hole of germs. You know the things people tend to do in sinks, like rinse their after dinner mouths, clear their sinuses etc. However according to Scott Amron, the designer of this wonderful evolution of the toothbrush, his intention was naturally not clinical. He said:
BRUSH & RINSE
A TOOTHBRUSH CAN REDIRECT WATER FROM A FAUCET TO YOUR LIPS FOR EASY RINSING.
BRUSHING AND RINSING IS AN ORAL CARE ROUTINE THAT WE ALL PERFORM AT LEAST ONCE EVERYDAY. AT THIS POINT, NO ONE SHOULD BE USING DISPOSABLE CUPS FOR RINSING AFTER BRUSHING. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO WASH A GLASS OR CUP EVERY TIME THEY RINSE. NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO LAP WATER FROM THEIR HAND. NO ONE SHOULD BE FORCED TO SLURP EXCESS WATER FROM TOOTHBRUSH BRISTLES. CURRENT METHODS OF GETTING WATER INTO OUR MOUTHS FOR RINSING AFTER BRUSHING ARE SLOPPY, CREATE WASTE, AND PLACE UNNECESSARY STRESS ON OUR BODIES. AND, PEOPLE LOVE WATER FOUNTAINS.
But hey if the bill fits why not? Nice work coming from a designer that surprisingly does not even have a background in design. He was trained in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering. As they say you get many different perspectives from people with different backgrounds.
Do check out the rest of his experiment work from his website Amron Experimental. His engineering focused concept work, belies a soul of a designer.
Via: ID Magazine
Edit: BTW This design is the 2007 I.D. Annual Design Review, Winner – Best of Category for Concepts.