Gallery: London Design Festival: Eco Cooler by DeWeNe


A beautiful and functional piece of kitchen ware, the ‘Eco Cooler’ by DeWeNe (Designs We Need) was introduced at the London Design Festival earlier last week. Cressida Granger, founder of DeWeNe gave a short presentation at London Design Festival’s sustainability hub, Greengaged. In addition to their inspiring Hook & Go trolley, Cressida showed their most recent project, this hand-made terracotta fruit bowl and root vegetable storage pot.

The product was a collaboration with Royal College of Art graduate designer, David Weatherhead and designed to utilize natural cooling methods to keep produce fresh. When water is poured into the base it is absorbed by the terracotta material, evaporating and cooling the temperature of the bowl and its contents. DeWeNe also notes that the Eco Cooler can act as a mini-larder.

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  2. ghostis October 12, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    A cool thing to do would be to make a hollow terracotta block with a terracotta cover that fits in a window. Fix two boards to the inner side that are wider than the window, shut the window on it, and insulate. You fill the block with water to cool down your house. You could collect water from your gutters to power it.


  3. sturnbull September 30, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I love this idea! I have seen a few other models that keep fruit cool and away from bacteria but nothing as nice looking at this model. I love this find!

  4. NaturallyEarth September 27, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I really wish I knew about these before Summer, so much produce went bad during the heat waves. Can’t wait to get one before next Summer. Thanks for sharing.

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