Saudi Arabia

Water Machine

'Water Machine' was a giant gumball machine, of the kind familiar from newsagents and corner shops, which distributed globes of water if you insert the right money.

Water is an increasingly scarce resource the world over, but there are few places that this fact is felt as keenly as Saudi Arabia. Primarily desert, the country relies on desalinisation plants to reclaim fresh water from the sea, an expensive and energy-hungry process. Sisters Noura and Basma Bouzo drew on this situation in their installation to highlight the need for a global structural change towards sustainable use of resources.

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Photography: Ed Reeve


Administering Body:

Saudi Design Week

Design Team:

Basma Bouzo

Noura Bouzo


Basma Bouzo

Noura Bouzo

Supporting Bodies:

Alf Khair


Saudi British Society

Oasis Magazine

2016 Exhibitors