From the technical category of the X3 third year project selection is Rinnai, a company with the goal of using design to make Australian and New Zealand homes more comfortable and warm.
Rinnai designs and manufactures gas fires and electric hot water cylinders and was the first company to introduce “continuous flow gas hot water to Kiwis.”
Rinnai applies a strong understanding of user needs in relation to their design solutions and infuses their work with a sense of environmental responsibility. These values are closely aligned with the thinking that fuels the department for Industrial Design and Innovation and will no doubt inspire exciting outcomes from the third year work.
Students working with Rinnai will be designing “a Gas Freestanding fire that has the ability to appeal in both the existing replacement market and also the emerging smaller modern home market.”