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Jointhepipe: Brilliant Water Bottle Wins 2010 Dutch Design Award

Posted By Frida Jeppsson On October 26, 2010 @ 1:30 pm In Design for Health,global development,green packaging,humanitarian design,social design,Water Issues | 1 Comment

Join The Pipe, sustainable design, green design, water bottle, social design, water issues, safe drinking water, water conservation, reusable bottle [1]

Jointhepipe.org [2] is a project that has created a system and community to help distribute water across the globe. The team designed a durable reusable water bottle [3] to act as a symbol and represent a bigger idea — a collection of water bottles in different shapes that creates “the world’s longest water pipe”. The money from the bottles sold is used to fund water projects around the globe and to install water fountains in cities, restaurants, stations, etc. where they can be refilled. The team recently received the Dutch Design Award [4] 2010 for their ingenuity.

Join The Pipe, sustainable design, green design, water bottle, social design, water issues, safe drinking water, water conservation, reusable bottle [5]

Nothing makes us happier than discovering “real” green design projects and systems that — with the help of many — contribute to a better world. Jointhepipe.org [6] is a non-profit foundation based in Amsterdam that consists of an international team. Their common dream is to create the longest “water pipe” in the world and eliminate all new production of plastic water bottles [7].

The idea developed out of a reaction towards the waste of water [8] that occurs in parts of the world, while the rest of the earth suffers. But how does one redistribute water to those in need in a fairer way? By using design as a metaphorical tool and harnessing social hubs and networks to inspire and spread the word.

Join The Pipe, sustainable design, green design, water bottle, social design, water issues, safe drinking water, water conservation, reusable bottle [9]

The system is based on a collaborative effort where everyone can join in and contribute to building the longest pipe and giving water to those without. Join the community, get your bottle and become a part of the world’s first social community for tap water drinkers [10]. As a member, you can follow the process and see how the network grows and how your money is being invested.

Let Jointhepipe.org stand as a good example for all designers aspiring to make a difference, caring for the less privileged and finding solutions to the big problems. Let the JTP bottle in the same way become a statement [11] to show that you care. Follow the growth and become even more inspired at Jointhepipe.org [12] and don’t miss their film [13].

+ Jointhepipe.org [14]

+ Jointhepipe.org Blog [6]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/26/jointhepipe-brilliant-water-bottle-wins-2010-dutch-design-award/jointhepipe-ed01/

[2] Jointhepipe.org: http://jointhepipe.org/#/welcome

[3] reusable water bottle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/karim-rashid-unveils-water-filtering-bobble-bottle/

[4] Dutch Design Award: http://www.dutchdesignawards.nl/en/home/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/26/jointhepipe-brilliant-water-bottle-wins-2010-dutch-design-award/jointhepipe-ed02/

[6] Jointhepipe.org: http://jointhepipe.blogspot.com/

[7] bottles: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/01/the-champagne-bottle-slims-down-to-cut-its-carbon-footprint/

[8] water: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/15/top-6-life-saving-designs-for-clean-drinking-water/

[9] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/26/jointhepipe-brilliant-water-bottle-wins-2010-dutch-design-award/join-the-pipe-5/

[10] tap water drinkers: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/23/parisians-get-free-sparkling-water-on-tap/

[11] statement: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/06/banksys-coin-operated-politically-charged-plaything-mocks-bp/

[12] Jointhepipe.org: http://www.jointhepipe.org

[13] film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYj0oufWHuo&feature=related

[14] + Jointhepipe.org: http://jointhepipe.org/

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