The Bucket Washing Machine
“Designers have a responsibility to find meaningful solutions to problems worldwide,” says Nektar Solomon. “Sometimes it takes an outsider’s view to resolve a problem which was not recognized before.” She put her beliefs to the test while living and studying in India. Trying to adjust to the daily routine, she had to do her laundry by hand, which turned out to be a time-consuming chore. This was the starting point for the development of a modular system which fits inside a simple bucket and turns it into a manual washing machine. Made from recycled plastic and aluminium, the costs are low but the amount of time gained is enormous.
Photo by Lonneke van der Palen