The PINQY has been invented by Erik Crommelynck, a discreet tool for putting out the beginnings of a fire. At just 14 cm. tall, the bulbous fire extinguisher is targeted for home use, providing a far more compact, manageable fire safety tool that will quickly see off the beginnings of a house fire.
Its compactness makes the PINQY not just a nice gadget but also supports its lightweight and ease of use that makes fire extinguishing more accessible for children, elderly and less-abled people. Check out the PINQY demonstration videos where kids can be fire-fighters for one day.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.