Alessi "Kiwi" Watering Can

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Watering can in thermoplastic resin with spout in 18/10 stainless steel.

Alessi "Kiwi" Watering Can

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Watering can in thermoplastic resin with spout in 18/10 stainless steel. "With 'Kiwi', we had the chance to intervene on a type of product which is usually confined to a modest level of design. We immediately went for a container that looked like a bottle, made with a technique that would produce a compact, closed form. The first design and cardboard model was a long cone with a handle formed out of the shape, like a shampoo bottle - but how could you fit a long cone under the tap in the sink? Then we saw that the cone had to be placed horizontally - the only way it could have been filled up under the tap. At the centre, we were going to place the handle and a bulge to hold 2 litres (2 quarts 3.75 ounces) of water, with a long spout at the end so the plant pots could be reached easily and a small filter on the other end for filling. Now, we thought, it was just a question of design, of producing an attractive shape with fluid lines helped by a clay model, then by these marvellous 3D design programs. Finally, a 'real' model thrilled us by allowing us to see our thoughts come to life, to touch what we had only imagined: a sense of omnipotence which a designer feels on seeing his first model. In a last burst to resolve the problem, we moved the entrance hole underneath the handle, using the hollow already formed in the main body as the funnel."-Donato D’Urbino e Paolo Lomazzi. Available in green.



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