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By Tom Randall - 2013-12-16T19:41:38Z

Courtesy LifeStraw

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LifeStraw Water Filter

Favorited by Satyendra Pakhalé
Satyendra Pakhalé Design Studio

Dirty water? Have a drink. LifeStraw is a purifier that provides instant access to safe drinking water with no need for electricity, chemicals or running water. The system is more effective than boiling water and doesn't require as much time or energy.

“It is a real innovation that will change the world,” Pakhalé says. The simple design makes it “universally understandable.”

Pakhalé is known for his Fish Chair and his transformation of the home radiator. He started his industrial design career working for Philips and has since combined ancient techniques from his Indian homeland with cutting-edge computer science.