Formafantasma, Still collection, water purifying, engraved glass items, copper items, activated charcoal, J. & L. Lobmeyr, Design Academy of Eindhoven, Italian design

We previously showed you how Formafantasma used charcoal for purifying water in their beautiful 2012 Charcoal collection. But “Still” goes a step further by combining the glass and charcoal with metallic copper elements.

Related: Formafantasma’s Stunning Glass Containers Use Charcoal to Purify Tap Water

The overall design aims to enhance the overlooked, yet so important daily act of drinking water. It also retrieves a simple, low-impact technique that has been used since ancient Egyptian times. The process of filtering water using activated charcoal involves perforating the burnt wood with tiny holes, which increases its surface area so it can remove and filter impurities from water to make it drinkable and improve its taste.

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