Emily Pilloton Discusses the Hippo Roller and other Designs for Humanity (Part One)



The world doesn’t need another bamboo coffee table. Design, says Emily Pilloton, should be about solving our most pressing problems. Easier said than done, certainly, but the young architect/designer is not just talk. Pilloton founded Project H Design to bring elegant, appropriate technology to where it’s most needed. Chapters of Project H Design have collaborated with LA’s homeless, delivered Hippo Rollers to Africa (and even facilitated the Hippo's redesign), and sponsored Lifestraws in Mumbai. And things are just getting going.

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