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7 Oct 2014

Kickstarter funding and WIRED2014 success for self-maintaining fish tank

Design School graduate Suzy Shelley has been chosen to present her fish tank that never needs cleaning or filter changing at WIRED2014, a showcase of the world’s most exciting new technologies.

On 16-17 October in London’s Tobacco Dock, WIRED2014 will feature pioneering practices spanning neuroscience, robotics, business, design, entertainment, sport and much more. An audience of technology leaders will see Suzy’s ingenious work in WIRED2014’s Test Lab, an exclusive preview of disruptive new technologies.

Suzy has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to launch Avo next September. In under 24 hours, she has already raised over 50% of her £60k target and attracted global praise. Supporters can pledge as little as £1 and fish tanks and starter kits can be pre-ordered for £100 off the £250 RRP.

Suzy, who is supported by the Studio, can also be seen on the current cover of Gear, WIRED magazine’s new technology round-up.

Read the full press release here.