November 14, 2019
At evian® request, Asept co-developed a new generation water appliance for the home market, endorsed by Virgil Abloh, evian® Creative Advisor for Sustainable Innovation Design. This appliance is one of a kind, both in technology and design. It is a smart device which means that it is connected and also with a build in weight control indicating when it is time to order new evian® natural mineral water. It is also designed to significantly reduce plastic packaging which is a clear move from evian® in their journey to become a circular brand by 2025.
The collapsible 5L ‘bubble’ surrounding the water incorporates new generation design thinking leveraging the physics of materials: the thin and light ‘bubble’ is 100% recyclable and made of a 100% recycled plastic (rPET) skin that contracts when the water is consumed, taking on a new shape after each use. It uses 66% less plastic than a 1.5L evian® bottle (compared, per litre of water, to a 1.5L evian® bottle (3.33 x 1.5L evian® bottles)).
Asept´s role in this project has been to design an innovating hydraulic system, as well as to operate the engineering and production of the connected base and we are very excited to follow the evian® (re)new in-home water appliance into the future!
To read more about evian® (re)new pilot project, please visit: https://www.evianrenew.com/