Reduced size, weight and production costs have been achieved by Cre’active Design, with its new hand-held water pump developed for water-testing company Waterra. The PowerPack PP1 replaces two previous models, both of which took two people to carry and operate. The PP1 can be operated by one person, and pumps water at greater depths. Although it tips the scales at under 12kg, it can be carried like a backpack with a complementary frame.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.