2023 Galleries

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Competition: Spark:Spring Student
Designer: Jonghyun Byun
Design Type: Product & industrial
Company / Organization / School: Korea Design Membership +
Team Members: Jonghyun Byun, Jeonghyeon Lee, Dongsu Kim & Huiju Cha

The descending life line is a fire escape device used in high-rise buildings for evacuating through windows during fires. It is installed next to windows on 3rd to 10th floors and its manual is to wear a belt around the body, grip the rope and descend down the wall. It consists of a support bracket, a component box with belts and ropes, and an instruction panel. These days, as people's interest in interior design grows, there is a growing trend of incorporating the Lifeline's instruction panel and component box as interior decor items. The bulky feature of the component box sometimes hinders the aesthetic appeal, leading to separate storage away from the support bracket. Additionally, the complexity of operating the life line raises concerns about its usability during emergencies without prior education. Inspired by the Korean folktale "The Sun and the Moon Become Siblings," the UIO product represents the symbolic sun and moon of the siblings. The Mobile is designed to be hung on the support bracket, serving as both an interior decor item and an easily operable fire safety device.