Oase Outdoors, one of Europes leading outdoor companies, wanted a single valve system that would give users complete control of the airflow in air mattresses and allow them to inflate and deflate
the mattresses with ease.
The result has been the world’s first
2-way single valve system
The definition of
From the very beginning it was key for our design process to focus on the users. The biggest age group in camping ranges from 6 - 15 years of age. By far. Most of the existing products are however designed with a grown up in mind. For a child to roll up a 10 cm thick self inflation mattress is much like asking her to wrestle a baby rhino. All valves on the market today are either a lock/open mechanism or a oneway valve. We wanted to give the user, even the children, complete control of the air flow in and out of the mat through an easy to use single valve making the in- and deflation process as easy as possible.
Anorak approached the case as a Sprint.
In just over 1 week we designed an implementation ready solution to a problem our Client had been working on for years.
The Anorak team
To design the solution we put together a team of Anoraks consisting of engineers and an industrial designer.
Anders Donskov Creative Facilitator
Simon Heide Mechanical Engineer
Niels Sylvester Industrial Designer
Christian Forman Ankjaer Design Facilitator
Bjarke Thomsen Engineer
Morten Bruun Creative Facilitator
And then, we got to work.
We analyzed the market, created a catalog of new solutions, build 3D printed prototypes and refined the ideas until they finally meet a new standart.