By David Ponce
If the shiny future SciFi writers have been promising us for years is ever to come to be, we need to start paying attention to how ugly some of the items in our lives actually look. When was the last time you eyed your propane tank, thinking “Hey, that thing looks good!”
Yeah, we didn’t think so. So that’s why we’re pleased to see the Pluma, a redesign on the ole gas tank by Portuguese design firm, Brandia Central. This work gave them the packaging design Gold in the 2006 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Of course, it might take some time before it makes it to store shelves, but it’s a comfort to know that some people are at least thinking about these things.