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Refrigeration with evaporative cooling

A reimagining of the clay jug cooler method, TONY® operates on the principle of evaporative cooling. The porous raku clay of the food container absorbs water from a reservoir and, through evaporation, lowers the interior temperature to a range of 13°C to 17°C, all without requiring electricity. This establishes ideal storage conditions for specific fruits, vegetables, and baked goods that are best kept out of the refrigerator. The simple and straightforward use is intended to encourage users to engage with food storage and inform them about more sustainable consumption.

Folkwang Universität der Künste
Lea Lorenz
For her B.A. in industrial design Lea Lorenz conceived Tony – The cooling unit is based on the principle of evaporative cooling. In her role as a designer, Lea Lorenz questions the manufacturing process, the choice of materials and the functionality in the design of objects that we use in our daily lives. She develops new approaches and solutions scientifically and experimentally and solves problems as simply and functionally as possible. Lea always sees it as a central part of her work to use the finite resources of our planet as efficiently as possible.
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