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Pau Moltó, a versatile designer

01 / 16 / 2018

Pau Moltó was the winner of the 2016 edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in Spain. His Kenchikuka Toilet earned the recognition of the jury due to the originality of his proposal, a packable toilet designed to meet the needs of the present nomadic generation with frequent changes of address. 

This toilet can be disassembled and packed in a small volume so it becomes easy to move and install in different locations. All parts can be ordered separately and are available in a large variety of colours, allowing costumers an infinite range of customization. All in all, it is a practical solution for a transportable toilet, ideal when architecture is on the move.

Furthermmore, the 2016 edition is not the only time Pau Moltó has taken part in the Roca One Day Design Challenge. He participated with the Tsunami shower in 2015, a self-cleaning & self-maintained shower that reuses water collected during the shower and filters it for its own washing. 

A micro-turbine generator system uses the flowing water motion through the conduit while the shower is in use to generate enough electricity to feed a pump that sends waste water upwards once filtered to undergo a cleaning process. It also produces energy to feed the rotary motor and the overhead lighting. The upper stream of water spins centrifugally during the cleaning process, spraying the interior of the shower with a mix of water and detergent to rinse it. 

Versatility is what defines the designs of this graduate in technical Engineering at ELISAVA Design School in 2010 and in Industrial Engineering at the UPC Polytechnic College in 2014. 

He has designed everything from bicycles to a kitchen extraction hood with a separated engine to avoid noise – his graduate project – and even a lunch box, a mood fragrance dispenser or an intense abdominal workbench. He has also explored the possibilities of an emerging industrial process such as the laser cutting of wood. The Plehia chair, which took part in the Andreu World Design Contest 16, is the result of this research, an element made up of different parts that are cut separately and can be easily assembled. The leading idea of the Plehia chair was to investigate the limits and capabilities of the laser cutting of wood, a manufacture process in constant development and whose technological advances allow to work an increasingly greater variety of materials and thicknesses.