Rubbermaid Commercial Products identified a new product category: emergency barriers. The design needed to be cost effective, durable, easy to use, and reflect their brand's high level of quality.
This compact, lightweight, and mobile design transforms from a small storable volume to a 13-foot physical barrier in seconds.
The open area with a diagonal pattern serves three distinct purposes: it acts as a warning icon, makes the unit impossible to be climbed by curious kids, and adds air flow to prevent being blown over in the wind.
Elimination of an injection molding tool in the design process cut costs equivalent to the design consulting fees and improved the overall design of the product.
Multiple snap assembly designs replaced fasteners, leveraging molding knowledge to create unique solutions for all joints.