Inspired by Japan’s ergonomic insights
10-Degree Tilted Drum
Ergonomics is the science of matching technology to the human body and mind, and Japan is the leader in the field. Curious about the relationship of front-loading washing machine drum height and angle to the user experience, Panasonic undertook a range of experiments to see what worked best. The result was the tilted drum.
A small detail that makes a big difference, the 10-degree tilt helps in several ways at once. In terms of ergonomics, the tilted drum is placed higher on the machine than is typical, allowing the user to see and reach down and into it, significantly reducing the need to stoop. Further, the tilt makes it possible to open the door during operation, since the water cannot flow upward and out. The tilt also enhances the efficiency of water use for excellent environmental performance. Finally, the tilt makes possible more efficient use of space for a more compact and aesthetically pleasing appliance.
In engineering the total user experience, Panasonic follows a deep-rooted Japanese ethos: Never compromise. Always innovate.
A Minimalist Aesthetic for Interior Harmony
A washing machine is typically placed in a laundry room, kitchen, or sanitary space. Today, discerning customers want every space and appliance in their homes to look great. The minimalist horizontal and vertical lines and simple circle motif of the Panasonic washing machine harmonize perfectly with the interior.
Unmarred by any bumps, depressions, or gaps, the front is perfectly flat and reflects its surroundings like the still bodies of water favored by classical Japanese artists. The chrome ring around the door heightens the clean look of the machine, while the control panel located on top helps eliminate visual clutter.
This design showcases Panasonic’s attention to detail and refined, minimalistic aesthetic approach. In an area of the home that often gets messy, this washing machine helps keep everything looking great and running smoothly.
Key Visual Design Details
Designed for easy loading and unloading and intuitive control
NA - D106X1
NA - 128VG5
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