George Gibbens is an industrial design student of Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Keen to create new products based on the challenges of today, Gibbens has designed a number of prototype appliances that can be viewed on Behance.
His most ambitious project to date was the design of a manual washing machine to give people without access to constant electricity a way to keep doing laundry. According to him, the high constraints of creating a cost-effective electricity-free appliance made it a battle, but he ended up with an even stronger design solution because of it.
“A design needs to solve a problem. This has been my approach to design for the past few years. In recent times I have kept this philosophy towards design, although I've become more and more aware of the bigger societal and philosophical impact design can have,” says Gibbens.