Procter & Gamble Hercules Bottle: 2006 – Tres Design
This was a very involved project to create a mechanically foaming soap dispenser that would combine 2 chemically different foams at the last possible moment. We examined existing foam dispensers, and designed one of our own that would foam from 2 reservoirs. After we had a working engine, we explored the proper hand ergonomics for a large, spot cleaning, laundry detergent bottle. We were also to create a 8 and 24 ounce versions which shared pump head components which made the design process extremely difficult. Any project where there are multiple versions complicates things, but when you need to share major components it gets a little unreasonable. In the end we came up with 3 versions: the dancer, puffin, and curve.