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Fish In The Hole

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Guyong Park
Design Type: Bath plug concept
Company / Organization / School: Korea Polytechnic University

An existing bath plug has largely three problems. First, Most drains are clogged very easily. Second, The process of opening and closing the cap gives a lot of stress to your spine. Elderly people and people suffering from back pain feel pains on their spines in the process of opening and closing the cap. And most of the people also feel uncomfortable in this procedure. Third, When not in use, most of bath plugs are separated from the drain. So, frequently the cap is lost. So, here is solution! ‘Fish in the Hole’ is a new bath plug that meets emotional, functional needs both. It has four Rotating Fishbone Filter. Each bone is rotating around the central axis and becomes the filter itself. and then the rotating bones filter any foreign substances and minimize clogging drains. And second, you don’t need to open and close the bath plug with troublesome back pain! Pressing the Fish in the Hole’s head by using your foot to open the plug and then the water is drained. Press again and it will be closed. Third, Except for cleaning, ‘Fish in the Hole’ is used almost always in the drain hole. So, there is no need to worry about missing bath plug.