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Stephan Augustin. Watercone water-collection device. 1999

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Stephan Augustin (German, born 1967)

Watercone water-collection device

Wisser Verpackungen GmbH
Makrolon polycarbonate
11 3/4 × 31 1/2" (29.8 × 80 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Augustin Produktentwicklung
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Audio Program excerpt

SAFE: Design Takes On Risk

, October 16, 2005–January 2, 2006

Curator, Paola Antonelli: In some parts of the world, fresh water can be a craving—a need that is not adequately fulfilled. You see here three representations of the extreme need for water. The Water Cone is a very simple polycarbonate plastic cone with a circular lip at its base that collects water that evaporates, and enables people to drink it. It's for places on earth where there's droughts or where water is very rare. By evaporation, water gets somewhat purified so it's very useful in areas of the world where the only water present is salted [...].

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