Eliodomestico: Solar distiller by Gabriele Diamanti

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Eliodomestico: Solar distiller by Gabriele Diamanti
Gabriele Diamanti’s solar distiller, one of 12 finalists for the Prix Émile Hermès 2011, as a sustainable object for everyday drinking water production

This distiller, one of the finalists in the prestigious international design competition Prix Émile Hermès 2011, produces 5 litres of drinkable water a day. The project responds to all the competition requirements: sustainability through use of commonly available materials, use of solar energy, convenience and improvement of everyday life.

Just put water in the hermetically sealed container at the top of the appliance in the morning and you will have distilled water in the evening.

The application is even more interesting because the container is designed to be easy to carry anywhere on your head.

Eliodomestico’s archetypal forms are easy for users to understand and suit the needs of small rural villages.

The project originated as a thesis and was included in the 2006 travelling exhibition “H2O – new scenarios for survival”, and was then implemented in such a way as to allow it to be made by hand out of readily available materials. It is an “open source” project capable of truly helping people in developing countries who still do not have ready access to drinkable water.

Photographs: Gabriele Diamanti
Gabriele Diamanti: http://www.gabrielediamanti.com
Prix Émile Hermès
Website of the studio founded by Gabriele Diamanti with colleagues Lorenzo De Bartolomeis and Filippo Poli: http://www.ddpstudio.eu
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