In my research I looked deeply into the history of design, and into some of today's products which have themselves gained inspiration from Braun.
I developed a quick model of the can opener in Rhino to test the geometry, created a physical model from MDF, and developed upon each of the key components further.
The final model of the product, made in SolidWorks.
Renderings of final concept.
Exploded view showing fit of individual components.
The magnet is fist flipped up, then the side switch engaged, releasing the handle. The can can then be placed on the gear, and shutting the handle activates the turning motor. The device separates can and lid, holding both until the user comes to remove them.
Braun products of the past have been developed to fix with the Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving System, the Braun DS2 shares this functionality. The optional +606 mounting kit is the most seamless way to mount the DS2, and comes in three colors to match exactly with the 606 at the user’s home.
Packaging - The photo is subtle and restrained, and the leading face on the shelf contains only words. This is an honest approach, as the photograph is used only for clarification, not coercion.