The Academy is glad to announce that Matteo Brasili, NABA student of the MA in Product Design, with his Final Project “Cloud of Sea”, created under the supervision of lecturer Luca Buttafava, is the Italian winner of James Dyson Award 2020, the international contest that this year have been focused on sustainability issue.
“Cloud of Sea” is an innovative user-friendly tool, adaptable to any type of boat, which encourages and facilitates seafarers interested in the health of the marine world, to remove microplastics that contaminate the waters of our planet. Designed with an internal rotating wire, during the navigation works as a moving sieve that collects the floating microplastics onto the water surface.
“Cloud of the Sea” is also been developed to be easily emptied when the boat reaches the harbor, where it functions as a fender, and aims at being the sparkle to start a virtuous circle starting from the bottom, making possible for everyone to take part to the process.
The James Dyson Award, now in its 16th edition, is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas, addressing university students from 27 different countries around the world.