United States (Irvine)
The Earth’s atmosphere contains mostly unexploited freshwater and Fontus is an attempt to discover these resources. The self-filling water bottle is vapourware in every sense of the word. An award-winning piece of design, it works by condensing moisture from air, creating safe drinking water generated by solar power.
In recent years, we’ve seen air to water machine innovations such as AirWater Corp and Warka Water, which captures potable water from the air by collecting rain, harvesting fog and dew for rural communities in Ethiopia. But the ability to do so on demand and on-the-go could be a big deal for just about anyone with limited access to clean drinking water.
Kristof Retezar, Industrial Designer, Founder, Brian Winters, Development Engineer, Co-Founder and Paul Schmalzl, Business Advisor, Co-Founder