'water displacement objects' by rochus jacob   iida awards 2010
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oct 08, 2010
'water displacement objects' by rochus jacob iida awards 2010


‘water displacement objects’ by rochus jacob

‘water displacement objects by rochus jacob from the usa is one of the shortlisted entries
from more than 4000 participants in the ‘iida awards 2010‘ competition,
organized by designboom in collaboration with incheon metropolitan city.

to reduce unnecessary consumption of water, the stone-like volumes displace a portion
of the bath water without compromising the bath experience

rochus jacob was the grand prize winner of last year’s iida awards with his design
of ‘thermodynamic cooler‘ and ‘murakami chair’.

designer’s own words:
‘many people stopped taking a bath in favor for a shower to save water. I always loved taking
a bath but felt guilty about the consumption. by adding volumes to your tub, the amount of water
used can be drastically reduced without radically changing behavior. ‘water displacement objects’
enable people to take a full bath with 50% less water. it is a simply product made out of post
consumer water. I unconsciously collected stones at the beach that are just beautifully shaped
by nature. 3D scanning them allowed me to manifest their form in a prototype.’


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