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- Mate Guthy
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Jerky box is a machine, that dries beef using the heat of the Sun.
My goal is to provide a quality product, specifically for the so-called urban nomad layer of society giving them a positive charge and bringing in a habit that suits their lifestyle perfectly. These people return home only to sleep, live an alternative and quite busy, semi-natural life. Trying to find the connection between the meaning of the word ‘nomad’ and the average person of the fast-paced 21st century, the strongest seemed to be my love for beef jerky. We can thank an Inca tribe for making it possible to buy beef jerky at almost every shop. They dried meat using the heat of the sun so as to conserve it for times of starvation. My box works by the same tenet. The black painting absorbs the heat of the sun that comes through the plastic panels and with the help of the panel of salt the sliced meat hanging from the shashlik skewer dries out. Once the pieces have dried out, you just have to pull the skewers out from the back of the box and the meat slices fall on the salt panel.
- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
With my product anyone can make quality beef jerky at low price.
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
My product is largely made of environmentally friendly resources and can be consistently reused.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
My design provides a product which can be assembled by anyone at home to make quality beef jerky.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
One of the aims of my design was to use only renewable energy sources as our ancestors did.