Piona self injector
This product was asking a lot from the user: to self inject at home with a 1mm diameter needle to aid fertility. The product was required to look like a beauty product and not like a traditional medical component.
From the model making point of view, the challenge was to create a ‘secret till lit’ display in the surface of the dock, disappearing when the light was turned off. Further illumination was created as soft bands of colour changing light, also contained within the base. We developed these two effects with some basic development rigs and our client’s electronics team to gain just what they wanted.
The other development was the ceramic effect required to add a softness visually and in the hand. This was gained with a deep lacquer over the complex mask and paint finish. The lacquer was then lightly vapour honed to mute the tones and gain the ceramic finish. The last element was a soft sheen gold plated ring to really push the product visually into the beauty sector. The client was so pleased with their design and our beautifully executed prototype, it was on show in their reception for many months.