dubai design week 2016 will present the ‘bottlelight’ – a UV water purifier and torch, developed by christoph kuppert and helena wendt at the bergische universität wuppertal in germany. 

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the ‘bottlelight’ is both a UV water purifier and torch




the ‘bottlelight’ provides two essential must-haves: fresh water and light to campers and trekkers who have run out of supplies. in 60 seconds, the UV LEDs eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa in 1 litre of water. a USB port can charge the battery – for around 10 hrs/30 lumens – while the 45° reflector at the bottom provides a plain and glare-free light source – making the device perfect for use at night.


christoph kuppert and helena wendt will present the ‘bottlelight’ at the global grad show during dubai design week in october, from the 24th to the 29th.



the bottle attaches to a rucksack and other appliances 

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in 60 seconds, the UV LEDs eliminate 99.9% of bacteria 

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about dubai design week


the establishment of the dubai design week provides a platform for international design weeks to bring established and emerging brands to a new audience. dubai design week will also provide an opportunity for the MENASA countries to demonstrate their design talent within the dubai design district (D3), for ground-breaking installations to highlight many of the iconic buildings and locations within dubai and to promote design education through a program of talks, discussions and workshops.


about the dubai design district (D3)


dubai design district (D3) is dedicated to fostering the growth of the emirate’s design, fashion, art, and luxury industry. it offers businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals a creative community that will be at the very heart of the region’s design scene. D3 is a purpose built environment catering to the full value chain of the design, fashion and luxury industry, all with the vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent.




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edited by: hollie smith | designboom