Household and personal products

Chief Cast Collection - Kitchenware

Chief Cast Collection  Kitchenware
A range of cast Aluminium Teflon coated cooking pans with glass lids, timber steel and phenolic fittings.
ARID supplied concept design, model making CAD data product specifications and tooling supervision.
The Chief Cast Collection was nominated for a Design Institute of Australia Design Award.

Chief thermostat - Digital electronic thermostat

Chief thermostat  Digital electronic thermostat
The brief was for the design and specification of all mechanical and visual components for a control unit
for bench top electric cooking appliances. The design from concept to finished prototype were completed
in Australia, with the product tooling, testing and production produced in China.

Xinfei Frestech - Chinese domestic refrigerator

Xinfei Frestech  Chinese domestic refrigerator
Working with LKK design in Beijing, ARID providing training while designing new products for the
Chinese domestic market. The Xinfei Electric Company Frestech refrigerators were successfully put into
production with the first run of 100,000 units being sold in less than 2 months.

Positure Grip - Posture controller for children’s tablet use

Positure Grip  Posture controller for children’s tablet use
An innovative handle which promotes optimal posture when engaging in tablet activities. The device combines a
polycarbonate injection-moulded skeleton with a food-safe silicone skin, ensuring durability and safety. Extensive
ergonomic studies have shown the device minimises tension and enhances circulation, for improved posture.

Embarr Argus - Automated fire sprinkler control

Embarr Argus   Automated fire sprinkler control
The automated fire sprinkler control works as a sentinel, protecting homes from the threat of bushfire all year
round. Manufactured in Australia, ARID is responsible for the design, development and fabrication of all aspects
of the unit, including industrial design, engineering, electronics, software and direction of graphic design.

Y-Bend - Golf ball retriever

Y-Bend  Golf ball retriever
A retrofitted accessory that transforms any golf putter into a tool to lift the ball from the hole. Responsible for all aspects of design, tooling, production and packaging, ARID developed the customer’s idea to a fully marketable retail product.

Woodies ! - Sandals

Woodies !  Sandals
The ubiquitous thong revisited with entrepreneurial vigour. Resort wear with interchangeable real timber and other exotic material inlays.