I remember as a kid watching the comedy farce SPACEBALLS with Mel Brooks and cautiously giggling at his environmental joke, as he cracked open a can of “Perri-Air” to get a quick oxygen fix while on his off-world colony. A lot has changed since those innocent 80s I suppose. Like referring to the 80s as “innocent” or how we made jokes about our dwindling oxygen supply here on Earth. Well, it’s 2010 people and clean oxygen levels on this planet have moved from the comedy realm, straight into tragedy. Designer Pedro Gomes has taken up the cause with his latest design dubbed “o3 – The Product You Don’t Want to Have!”. With pollution levels around the globe continuing to rise and Icelandic volcanos clogging up our air currents, it’s no wonder we need to start thinking of immediate solutions to this growing problem. As a product, o3 is not to be taken too seriously. What is to be taken seriously, is the awareness of the issue and what we will end up having to resort to if this pattern continues.
Designer: designaffairs STUDIO