Irene van Peer

Irene van Peer, a seasoned and awarded product designer, traveled to the townships in South Africa to work with a group of colleagues on a sanitation project. Based on conversations with people she came upon a simple, yet ingenious soution to convert the cap of an empty bottle into a homemade tap for washing your hands with a limited amount of water: the Mahlangu Handwasher. The design does not only include the tap, but also the instructions, which can be passed on from one to another.