Designer Gabriele Diamanti invented Eliodomestico, an eco-distiller running on solar power to provide safe drinking water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water from sea water.
Eliodomestico is a winner of the the Core77 Design Award 2012 in the social impact category, and finalist at the Prix Émile Hermès 2011 competition.
In the words of the found: “Eliodomestico is an open project, free to the people who need it. I would really appreciate if you would like to help me in the development of this open source project!” You can support the project and donate here.
You can learn more about the project in this video: