'Londust' brush, 2000.
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Designed by Royal College of Art student David Henshall for his end of degree show, the Iondust brush is a self-cleaning duster which uses electrostatic filtering. After use, the brush is actually dry-cleaned. The dirty duster is placed in its pot of charged water; dirt is drawn into the liquid leaving a clean, dry brush. The dirty water is simply poured away.