Designer Juicer - Looks versus hazards...

Silly industrial designers. Here's a high-design juicer from designer Gibli Ortal, through Apartment Therapy. But the commentary that sticks with me is from the always observant and usually gutter-minded Gizmodo, who very correctly point out that "uh, it could end up being in the wrong place at the wrong time." Hopefully it will spend most of its time in the snazzy folded-up position, then, where the hazard is reduced - but not eliminated.

How much are we as buyers-and-users willing to pay for high-design items in terms of inconvenience, reduced functionality, of course price, and even danger? It's a rhetorical question... but the answer ain't zero.

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