What is Oneware, and how does it work?
Oneware is a series of modular units that aids individuals with one available arm in food preparation and dish washing. Oneware consists of a main frame with modular units that include a chopping board and a silicone net for washing of dishes.
The chopping board has ridges that allow food to be anchored in place so that user can cut food with just one hand. Meanwhile, the silicone net holds plates and bowls in place, allowing them to be scrubbed and washed with one hand.
Oneware is designed to fit most standard sized sinks to accommodate most users.
What inspired you to enter the JDA?
I wanted to be part of a well-recognised design award that celebrates new and brilliant ideas that solve real world problems. I also wanted to connect with other designers who share my aspirations – using the power of design to help others.
What James Dyson Award prize did you win? How did the prize help you?
I was the National Winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award in Singapore. The prize money helped me to develop newer and better iterations of Oneware.
What did you learn from entering the James Dyson Award?
Don’t be afraid of sharing your ideas with others. Entering the JDA is a great way to learn from other designers.