The Sylva biofilter is Sigal’s original creation, a biodegradable tool of simple design. The filter is meant to remineralize and purify water slowly, at the patient speed of nature. Trace elements are invited back into water as odors and contaminants are extracted. Volcanic rock, activated carbon, and other organic materials make up the uncluttered product’s ingredient list, which is said to improve the taste and quality of drinking water.
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The back-to-basics essence of the Sylva filter is expanded to create the Brookwater bottles. The experimental product allows for purification on the go, offering a more natural alternative to ocean-clogging plastic. Sigal says of the Brookwater bottles, “The aim is to give prominence to the relationship between nature, science and design to create a multi-faceted material that is harmless to the planet while acting upon the water.” The experimental design was spotted alongside the Sylva filter at Tent London.
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Images via Inhabitat, Brook Sigal