The Project aims towards the elimination of PET plastic bottles in the IED (eurean institute of Desing) Barcelon, in which, approximately 3500 bottles of water are consumed every month, despite tap water is completely safe & drinkable. The solution was the creation of a complete service “IED H2O”, which would provide quality water and the necessary elements to eliminate PET bottles from the institute in a sustainable way.
The dispenser’s mechanism Works in the same way as in a chewing gum machine, the necessary amount of money is put in place, the mechanism is twisted and the machine will serve the enough quantity of water to fill up a container provided by the Institute.
As a first step a sustainable water dispenser was created, it doesn’t use any electricity, but it is able to cool water naturally, filtrate it y sell with a simple mechanism. Clay by its own properties is capable to cool water through evaporation, when heat makes contact with its outer surface. The design was inspired by the forms of water; this design also increases the exterior contact surface for a more effective inner cooling.
This Project , done for IED (Instituto Europeo de Diseño) Barcelona, represents an environmental improvement in the human consumption of purified water, now that this topic is always surrounded and related to big name companies, big economic matters, big wastes and big negative impacts on the environment.
The projects attemps to solve, microscale, (to promote a macroscale future, formed of numerous micros) the impact generated by the huge consumption of bottled drinking water.