An umbrella that also collects rainwater. If you were looking for a plastic representation of the concept of "killing two birds with one stone," you found it.
The other day I told you about attempts to improve a "perfect" object with design like the bike. A classic for centuries, not easy to innovate. Another similar object is the umbrella, always the same and difficult too to improve. Well, maybe this can be an innovation. This umbrella concept, for example, not only protects against water but collects it, filters it and makes it drinkable.
How does this umbrella work? I need to see if I can trust you.
This small complete system is equipped with a filter system a three levels which includes:
- A metal mesh on the top to filter out coarse particles;
- A removable block that contains activated carbon;
- A finer membrane filter, to remove any organic chemicals, odors and unpleasant taste from the water.
This umbrella concept is the product of the creativity of Volkan Uğurel, a talented industrial design student based in Moscow.
Volkan wanted to create an umbrella that could protect in case of rain and that also provided drinking water for every kind of need. A plus that could be useful, especially in places with a high rainfall rate.
When the filtering process is finished, the umbrella collection tank is sufficient to fill a 220ml glass bottle. To empty it, just mount a plastic bottle with a standard thread on the bottom.