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MILAN 2009: Best of the Well Tech Awards
Posted By Lea Stewart On April 27, 2009 @ 2:00 am In Design,Milan Furniture Fair | 2 Comments
The Well-Tech Awards  are one of our favorite annual exhibitions at the Milan Furniture Fair , showcasing an assortment of innovative projects that push forward the realm of green design. The year’s exhibition featured a variety of projects that focused upon integrating sustainable solutions into our daily lives. From products that pare down the resources we consume to innovations in energy-efficient lighting  and projects that monitor our resource usage , we were thoroughly impressed with the designs on display. Read on for our favorite finds!
The Watercone  is a cheap, mobile, and self-contained solar still that uses the principle of water condensation to render sea water and brackish water potable.
Damian O’Sullivan‘s Solar Lampion  is a hanging garden lamp that is covered with solar cells. Inspired by forms found in nature, the lantern is modeled after the geometric spirals found in plants and pine cones.
The Dobpler LED Wall  by Skjelvig Design  is an energy-efficient lighting system that creates an interactive LED wall. When an object or person passes by the wall the led’s simulate the silhouette.
This bike sharing system by Trevigiana was launched last year at Universitia IUAV of Venazia  in the province of Treviso, Italy.
The Eco Navigation System  by Magneti Marelii features a variety of eco routing functions to optimize your route, and lets you select criteria so you can monitor your fuel consumption and emissions.
Oppent  is an automated system for the collection and storage of waste in buildings. It comprises a network of ducts that collect and transport waste automatically, which presents considerable advantages for the urban environment over traditional waste collection methods.
The Biowash Ball  is a laundry ball composed of a sturdy casing filled with ceramic pellets that eliminates the need for detergent.
+ Well Tech 
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=26105
 Well-Tech Awards: http://www.well-tech.it/
 Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/milan-furniture-fair/
 energy-efficient lighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/lighting-2/
 resource usage: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/10/google-debuts-powermeter-energy-monitoring-app/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3466073978/
 Watercone: http://www.watercone.com
 Solar Lampion: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/05/30/solar-lampion/
 Dobpler LED Wall: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/14/dobpler-interactive-led-wall/
 Skjelvig Design: http://skjelvik.com/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3465259259/
 Universitia IUAV of Venazia: http://www.iuav.it/homepage/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3466073746/
 Eco Navigation System: http://www.magnetimarelli.com/english/index.php
 Oppent: http://www.oppent.it/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3465257969/
 Showerdrop: http://www.ecokettle.com/showerdrop/
 shower: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/30/teenage-daughters-taking-too-long-in-the-shower-try-the-aqualim/
 Biowash Ball: http://www.biowashball.ch/presentationIT.html
 + 2009 Milan Furniture Fair Photo Gallery: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086
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