Dave Hakkens’ Games Use a Single Drop of H2O To Highlight Water Scarcity

by , 05/10/12

Dave Hakkens, A Single Drop, low-tech games, wooden games, water, water importance, nano-technology, hydrophobic materials, Green Products, Water Issues

We all know that water is an essential part of our lives — we are about 70% water and we would die without it in a couple of days – but sometimes we just take it for granted. To highlight the importance of water, Dutch designer Dave Hakkens created “A Single Drop” – a thoughtful set of three low-tech games that can be played with just a single drop of water.


Before deciding that wood was the best material choice, Hakkens tested out different hydrophobic materials and surfaces. Using nano-technology he made a series of games that can be held by hand interacting with just a single drop of water. Low-tech, playful and very simple, Hakkens‘ latest project highlights the beauty and importance of the Earth’s 70% surface.

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Photo © Dave Hakkens

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