ColaLife, the project that founder Simon Berry spoke about at the very first Africa Gathering has won the Product Design category at the prestigious Designs of the Year awards, held at London’s Design Museum.
The actual product that won Kit Yamoyo has been designed by ColaLife and PI Global. The competition in this category alone has been fierce as Kit Yamoyo was shortlisted alongside products such as Berg’s Little Printer and Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun as well as such pieces of design as Thomas Heatherwick’s Olympic Cauldron for the London 2012 Olymipcs.
Kit Yamoyo is an anti-diarrhoea kit, designed to deliver medicines to where they are needed, leveraging the distribution networks that exist for Coca-Cola. It has been designed with direct input from African mothers and carers, the ones to which the product is targeted to deliver life saving medicine.
We at Africa Gathering are incredibly proud of the ColaLife project and wish it continued success and congratulations on winning this award.
A press release from ColaLife is available here.