The drinking set of water containers inspired by a composition of various plastic wastewater pipes. Both are designed for water current; in one case it’s pure drinking water, in the other polluted wastewater. While observing the curved shapes of the container, a couple of questions may come to our minds. How much water does daily flow through our pipes? How much is it compared with the volume we could not do without? What percentage of waste water is still clean and drinkable? Why can’t we reuse it before returning to the cleaning cycle?
Klára Janypková, the designer, has been cooperating with a Czech fabric working different types of porcelain clay. She decided to delimit original material of the same form and its production and substitute it with a traditional and handcrafted one. Durable and tough plastic of water pipes was replaced by hard and brittle earthenware. Thin-walled moldings were substituted for burnt casts with a thick wall.
Handcrafting with a limited number of pieces instead of large-scale industrial production. The signs on the decanter surface – imitating the piping codes – point out the water consumption by communicating the facts about water flow in a certain area.
The final product does not aspire to be mass available since we are already inundated with tons of similar objects, more over its physical form and thus the message would still reach a very little group of people. In today’s world, the idea can be better spread through the virtual space and on social networks without need of material consumption.
Photographer: Viktorie Macánová
Tuvie has received “Drinking Set – Let’s Talk Water” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.