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Tensen Design for Manufacturing Award

Ceramic Water Filter: design for social impact in Tanzania, water filter

A cost effective water filter for use in rural Tanzania by the Maasai, combining simple and low cost manufacturing technologies.


Ceramic Water Filter Ceramic Water Filter 


About the Designer

Kaj Hallgrimsson, Carleton University

I am interested in creating simple, intuitive products that fit the lifestyles of their users through democratic design. I seek to design for more than aesthetics as a way to enrich people’s lives through the products that bring value to them.