2020 GFD 🏆 Awards


Water – the most precious substance on Earth. All living things need water to survive. It is the centerpiece of our lives. Benjamin Franklin had famously quoted “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”

Special Mention- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Architect/Designer | KANHAI GANDHI

Category | Product Design Built
Country | India
Photographer/Copyright | ©SUCHI TANNA


It is water which enables our planet to inhabit life and differentiates it from other barren planets. Our bodies contain about 70% water and it is a vital component needed by the human body to replenish. There’s no other natural liquid on Earth that would be conducive to the development of life. In essence, there is no replacement for water.

The mention of water conjures up images of gurgling rivers, gushing waterfalls and beautiful waves gently lapping the seashore and we tend to assume that water on earth is inexhaustible.

The human race, in spite of knowing these facts, is undermining the importance of water and polluting it in the name of lifestyle. Eventually, the natural deposit of water that we have on our planet shall get exhausted due to pollution. As soon as we lose all water that’s potable, life will become extinct!!

Water pollution has become one of the most critical environmental issues. It has left a huge impact on the marine life on earth creating an unbalanced ecosystem.
The causes and the impact of this pollution are mounting daily and the statistics are alarming. Tons of plastic debris (which by definition are waste that can vary in size from large containers, fishing nets to microscopic plastic pellets or even particles) is discarded every year, everywhere, polluting lands, rivers, coasts, beaches, and oceans. Rapid increase in the production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them.

This is why in the near future, water can become more crucial and expensive than natural oil, petrol, or other liquids that are invaluable for humanity at present. The very indication that this abundantly available resource could become a commodity is extremely unfortunate and disheartening.

The installation is inspired from this very important requirement of the human beings.

Why a drop?

A drop or droplet; the smallest form of water visible to the naked eye, which is so pure and minuscule.

It is considered to be a representation of water and to give an understanding that the tiniest drop of water is also of prime significance.
This cuboid installation is made of glass layered on top of one another creating the form of a drop within. A droplet would be visible when viewing this installation from any side.

The proposed design can be scaled to any size as required and can be placed wherever needed. It can be sculptural light piece on a console. A unique light in a bar. It can multiply, scaled and used in hotel lobbies as installation. It can simply be used in living rooms and bedrooms as table lamp.

A drop inspired product illuminating light around.