Friday, October 20, 2006

Today's Design Divergence

The old ice trays leak.

The new ones are serviceable with one exception: If you stack them after filling, water squirts everywhere as the upper tray nests into the lower.

Ok. The maker wants to save space. Space in the package; space in the container; space on the retailers shelf.

The manufacturer is rewarded for this design.

And the user has to find some sort of rack to keep the trays separate.


-- ml

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1 comment:

  1. This is one of the reasons I save old chopsticks. They make the perfect disposable tool around the kitchen.