CELLBAG In LabStore
Mathieu Lehanneur - Julien Benayoun - David Edwards
24 september 2010 - 30 january 2011
The CellBag (formeley Pumpkin) is a beautiful way to carry water as Nature does, without harming the environment, while sustaining life, as we know it. With inspiration drawn from the biological cell, The Pumpkin helps you carry water in multiple ways, large and small volumes, filtering it if you wish. Nothing gets thrown away. With water becoming the world's most precious and endangered resource, The Pumpkin is the ideal personal bag for the 21st century.
The CellBag hangs from your shoulder, fixed to a convenient purse or handbag, holding just enough water to get you through the day. In circumstances of sport, as when you go hiking, The Cellbag can fill up and sit on your head, or, like a rucksack, cling to your back. If you need to carry large quantities of water, as in hard work or relief conditions, The Pumpkin can transport up to 15 liters of water around your shoulders and neck.
The CellBag is also the catalyst of an international humanitarian experiment to improve water transport in parts of the world with restricted access to clean water. From the fall of 2010 through the summer of 2013 ArtScience Labs, working with South African students, professors, and nonprofits, as well as the students and faculty from Harvard University where the original idea of The Cellbag emerged in the fall of 2008, will explore ways to improve water transport in local African communities. Revenues from sale of The Pumpkin will support this humanitarian experiment, potentially leading to the startup of an African company to pioneer the safe, beneficial, ecologically sustainable transport of water in the 21st century.
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