Zijin Gao

Clean water is an increasingly scarce natural resource. For centuries people have developed various ways of filtering water–from using sand, stone, and charcoal to employing ultrasonic technologies. Inspired by solar stills, which rely on the sun to evaporate and purify water within other substances, “Water to Water” rethinks water filtration and production within the domestic space. Relying on evaporation, water from the glass reservoir eventually rises and forms mist within the glass pitcher. Over time, the mist condenses and accumulates in the pitcher as clean potable water.