Desert Bug-Inspired Bottle Creates Clean Drinking Water
A desert creature that makes its own water in the harshest of climates inspires an award winning design.
Designer Kitae Pak took inspiration from a desert beetle to conceptualize his Dew Bank Bottle designed for people living in water-deprived regions. Just like the Onymacris unguicularis beetle of the Namibian desert helps in forming dew from fog by using its own body, the steel body of the Dew Bank Bottle absorbs the morning dew and routes it into the bottle immediately.
Kitae Pak’s design won the third prize at the Idea Design Awards 2010.
Watch how this beetle makes water for itself: