2021 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Changju Hong
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Kangwon National University
Team Members: Changju Hong

Apto is a modular vacuum cleaner designed to meet the recent trend of increasing single-person households due to causes such as the recent pandemic, aging population, and low birth rates. As the number of single-person households increases the average size of the living space is decreasing, and as smaller dwellings are also more economical the overall number of households in small living spaces continues to rise. Household products that can use space more efficiently are therefore gaining popularity The Apto cleaner is designed to be stored efficiently in small dwellings, so it can be easily placed on a desk, a bookshelf, or in the corner of a space. It also has a simple and refined design that goes well with any environment. It is a vacuum cleaner that can lie flat which helps to clean small gaps below and behind furniture pieces and the arm can be extended to a maximum of 3.9 ft depending on the module coupling method.