Phare is a next-time conceptual device design project for Electrolux. The concept of this device is derived from 'silver needle,' which is used as a food indicator, traditionally in Korea. As silver reacts easily with chemical elements, the needle has used to check if foods have gone bad or not in ancient Korea. From the metaphor, this device emits chemical elements on its tip, so users can get to know their foods gone bad or not from the light of its top. The name 'Phare' is derived from lighthouse, because lighthouses notices us where we should go or should not go.


  • client Electrolux
  • period May 2012
  • field Product