solar powered water filter by gabriele diamanti
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oct 25, 2011
solar powered water filter by gabriele diamanti

solar powered water filter by gabriele diamanti




italian designer gabriele diamanti has developed ‘eliodomestico’ a solar-powered water distiller made from terracotta, recycled plastic and anodised zinc. the device produces 5 litres of drinking water daily and is one of 12 finalists in the prix émile hermés 2011 competition. compared to traditional solar stills, ‘eliodomestico’ is designed to function without filters nor electricity, and requires minimal maintenance. using traditional technologies, the system has no negative environmental impact and will create positive outcomes for the local economies because it’s to be produced by local craftsmen. taking from archetypal forms and materials,


the distiller is easy to use: in the morning fill the water tank with water from a local source and in the evening collect clean, evaporated and re-condensed water in a portable basin placed underneath the tank. 

working process


solar household still


still life 1
images courtesy of fondation d’entreprise Hermès © DISKO


still life 2
images courtesy of fondation d’entreprise Hermès © DISKO


detail of the water bowl with condenser lid
images courtesy of fondation d’entreprise Hermès © DISKO






explanation of distilling process


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