Bag that Iron

Irons are either streamline and sleek or compact and portable. A handful are retro but the Ironbag goes one further and borrows from a woman’s handbag. It’s not the latest Balenciaga but the curious bag-like shape ingeniously tucks everything into one fashionable unit. It’s up to you to decide whether or not it’s sexist. Irons, women’s handbags? Hmm…


Designer: Damjan Jovancic

    35 Comments

    • brilliant design, would be interesting to see if it was a success in todays market?

    • brilliant design, would be interesting to see if it was a success in todays market?

    • thanks jared I am still waiting for contest results from philips …cheers

    • thanks jared I am still waiting for contest results from philips …cheers

    • Isak Larsson says:

      Useless in my opinion, what's the point? why the big extra plastic unit looking like a handbag to store it in? Why the startrek blue and black design in combination with handbag?

    • Isak Larsson says:

      Useless in my opinion, what's the point? why the big extra plastic unit looking like a handbag to store it in? Why the startrek blue and black design in combination with handbag?

    • Phil says:

      Isak, Its a steam generator… the base has a tank, and a bolier to generate steam…
      Damjan, Damn nice idea…

    • Phil says:

      Isak, Its a steam generator… the base has a tank, and a bolier to generate steam…
      Damjan, Damn nice idea…

    • Anthony says:

      I'm expecting an iron with a base should be wireless(home use).
      I see that the cable is used to transfer steam(or water) for ironing and the water compartment is big.
      but who need a 800~1000ml water compartment when 200~300ml is enough for home use?
      this design looks like a commercial use for me…

      nice rendering btw~

    • Anthony says:

      I'm expecting an iron with a base should be wireless(home use).
      I see that the cable is used to transfer steam(or water) for ironing and the water compartment is big.
      but who need a 800~1000ml water compartment when 200~300ml is enough for home use?
      this design looks like a commercial use for me…

      nice rendering btw~

    • Isak Larsson says:

      Phil, ok then so what benefits are there having an external boiler that more than doubles the size when there are already irons getting the job done without it? Loads of extra material, enviromental issues?

      And btw, would be interesting to hear what the target group is for this project, if it has been considered. Like mentioned, is it really for home use.. Nice rendering though!

    • Isak Larsson says:

      Phil, ok then so what benefits are there having an external boiler that more than doubles the size when there are already irons getting the job done without it? Loads of extra material, enviromental issues?

      And btw, would be interesting to hear what the target group is for this project, if it has been considered. Like mentioned, is it really for home use.. Nice rendering though!

    • Philips says:

      Dear Damjan Jovancic,

      The designers entering Philips International design competition are not suppose to publish their designs publicly till the results are announced. You are also not allowed to place the Philips logo(by Dutch law) on your design unless until approved by Philips as this can mislead the customers. Please be aware of your actions and act responsibly as this can led to serious consequences.

      Philips

      • evb says:

        Philips! So far all we've been able to enter is an 800×800 pixel image, although the instructions say to submit 3 images. You mentioned in one of your comments that 20 users will be selected to submit further boards, but there has been no clarification on any of this. Any info regarding this?

    • Philips says:

      Dear Damjan Jovancic,

      The designers entering Philips International design competition are not suppose to publish their designs publicly till the results are announced. You are also not allowed to place the Philips logo(by Dutch law) on your design unless until approved by Philips as this can mislead the customers. Please be aware of your actions and act responsibly as this can led to serious consequences.

      Philips

      • evb says:

        Philips! So far all we've been able to enter is an 800×800 pixel image, although the instructions say to submit 3 images. You mentioned in one of your comments that 20 users will be selected to submit further boards, but there has been no clarification on any of this. Any info regarding this?

    • RAMKRISHNA GUNAJI says:

      Excellent innovation for a frequent traveler like me. kindly guide me about the availability and price structure please. May God Bless Damjan Jovancic with more and more ideas to help the mankind.

    • RAMKRISHNA GUNAJI says:

      Excellent innovation for a frequent traveler like me. kindly guide me about the availability and price structure please. May God Bless Damjan Jovancic with more and more ideas to help the mankind.

    • csdesigners says:

      This Philips contest was a total fiasco. The guys who organized this contest have made the Philips name look bad. From talking to other designers that participated here our conclusions regarding this contest:
      1: the time-line was excessively extended, and their Project Terms and Conditions was not respected.
      quote: "The competition will run from September 13, 2010 to October 13, 2010. However, if
      there aren’t sufficient entries within this time period, Philips may extend the term for
      another two weeks." . Who cares about terms right? Two weeks? More like three and a half. Then they say they are going to present the results late November, or first week of December. Again, who cares what we say? We're Philips right?
      2. inconsistent information in the brief (said they do not want a redesign yet every constraining aspect leads to a redesign)
      3. very low comment rate on designs, questions answered in a general and confusing manner
      4. inconsistent ratings (they stopped rating after a while)
      5. 20 designs selection for final, where ? how?
      6. Inability to understand the crowdspring system by their part.
      7. Prize? A joke! Could of expected that from a small company, not from a so called "international company". Product design has come to such a low price?
      Conclusion: The Philips staff that organized and managed this treated designers like immigrant coming to work illegally. Great lack of respect, and weak project management.

      A group of designers that participated.

    • csdesigners says:

      This Philips contest was a total fiasco. The guys who organized this contest have made the Philips name look bad. From talking to other designers that participated here our conclusions regarding this contest:
      1: the time-line was excessively extended, and their Project Terms and Conditions was not respected.
      quote: “The competition will run from September 13, 2010 to October 13, 2010. However, if
      there aren’t sufficient entries within this time period, Philips may extend the term for
      another two weeks.” . Who cares about terms right? Two weeks? More like three and a half. Then they say they are going to present the results late November, or first week of December. Again, who cares what we say? We're Philips right?
      2. inconsistent information in the brief (said they do not want a redesign yet every constraining aspect leads to a redesign)
      3. very low comment rate on designs, questions answered in a general and confusing manner
      4. inconsistent ratings (they stopped rating after a while)
      5. 20 designs selection for final, where ? how?
      6. Inability to understand the crowdspring system by their part.
      7. Prize? A joke! Could of expected that from a small company, not from a so called “international company”. Product design has come to such a low price?
      Conclusion: The Philips staff that organized and managed this treated designers like immigrant coming to work illegally. Great lack of respect, and weak project management.

      A group of designers that participated.

    • Dear Philips staff,

      I'm amazed to see your comments here. Best before posting on every site, to manage and maintain a proper relation with designers that participate on your project. I haven't seen such a poor project management since Victors&Spoils launched.

    • Dear Philips staff,

      I'm amazed to see your comments here. Best before posting on every site, to manage and maintain a proper relation with designers that participate on your project. I haven't seen such a poor project management since Victors&Spoils launched.

    • pran-design says:

      They still haven't reach a decision about this contest. Seems like rocket science to me, not a lousy iron. Image how much time would take them to actually build it. :)))) Let's hope it will be about in the next 100 years.

      Damn, Philips really made a disaster out of this contest. BTW, I'm with you guys here(evb, csdesign etc). It was a total fiasco. Compared to the LG contest this is a kindergarten management (at least in terms and communication). The prize is not ok, but hey, nobody forces you in, so there I do not agree with you. All in all the expectations were high, the result was as you can all see, a disaster.

      Can't wait to see the works of art that took them this much to choose :)) I'm sure they're revolutionary.

      PS: Somebody in high management at Philips should give the people who organized this a big raise. No campaign could "promote" them this good :)))))

    • pran-design says:

      They still haven't reach a decision about this contest. Seems like rocket science to me, not a lousy iron. Image how much time would take them to actually build it. :)))) Let's hope it will be about in the next 100 years.

      Damn, Philips really made a disaster out of this contest. BTW, I'm with you guys here(evb, csdesign etc). It was a total fiasco. Compared to the LG contest this is a kindergarten management (at least in terms and communication). The prize is not ok, but hey, nobody forces you in, so there I do not agree with you. All in all the expectations were high, the result was as you can all see, a disaster.

      Can't wait to see the works of art that took them this much to choose :)) I'm sure they're revolutionary.

      PS: Somebody in high management at Philips should give the people who organized this a big raise. No campaign could “promote” them this good :)))))

    • chen says:

      Horrible result to the contest. Some of them didn't even respect the brief. If the brief says this and that is mandatory, how can you award some designs that don't even come close to it? Then, what's the brief for? Confusing the designers? I agree with the other designers here. A poorly managed contest. The most important thing in this contest was the Philips soleplate. 3 of the winning designs don't even have a soleplate :-?? What kind of a contest is this? Who wrote the brief? Why wasn't everyone informed that the soleplate wasn't mandatory after all?

      Anyway, didn't expect that from Philips. I will be more careful when I see the Philips name from now on.
      Chen

    • chen says:

      Horrible result to the contest. Some of them didn't even respect the brief. If the brief says this and that is mandatory, how can you award some designs that don't even come close to it? Then, what's the brief for? Confusing the designers? I agree with the other designers here. A poorly managed contest. The most important thing in this contest was the Philips soleplate. 3 of the winning designs don't even have a soleplate :-?? What kind of a contest is this? Who wrote the brief? Why wasn't everyone informed that the soleplate wasn't mandatory after all?

      Anyway, didn't expect that from Philips. I will be more careful when I see the Philips name from now on.
      Chen

    • Jon says:

      I agreed with the designers comments here. The result was a joke! Chen is right, what is the point of having restrictions and yet Philips ignored there own rules. I sure hate to work for this company. If the management is this bad for a contest, just imagine how bad it would be internally (at least in terms and communication).

    • Jon says:

      I agreed with the designers comments here. The result was a joke! Chen is right, what is the point of having restrictions and yet Philips ignored there own rules. I sure hate to work for this company. If the management is this bad for a contest, just imagine how bad it would be internally (at least in terms and communication).

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