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Kiwi watering can by Alessi

Measurements H 18 cm / W 42 cm / D 21 cm 200 cl

H 18 cm / W 42 cm / D 21 cm 200 cl


Materials Thermoplastic resin

Thermoplastic resin

The story of Kiwi “The giver of a gift identifies with it: if it's humorous, so are you, if it's elegant and sophisticated, then so is the person who chose it. You could say that as you can’t give the fruit of your creative talent as a gift, you could claim to have successfully chosen an intelligent, original and sophisticated object from all the run of the mill ones on offer. Designing for Alessi usually means going down that route. With “Kiwi”, we had the chance to intervene on a type of product which is usually confined to a modest level of design, which made our job easier. But the road was neither short nor straight. 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 the cone began to curve forward: horns are great! they bring good luck! But the problem remained. Then we saw that the cone had to be placed horizontally - the only way it could have been filled up under the tap. The changing shape was the opposite from man’s evolution: from erectus to coricatus. At the centre, we were going to place the handle and a bulge to hold 2 litres 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. Alas, this thrill was followed by a crushing disappointment as we saw the water coming out from where it should have gone in. 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. The development of this product, with the help of a series of models, is a story of true professionalism. This story might come as a surprise to anyone who thinks that bringing a good idea to life means thinking of it overnight, designing it in the morning and seeing the finished product in the evening' (Donato D’Urbino e Paolo Lomazzi)
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MEASUREMENTS
Measurements H 18 cm / W 42 cm / D 21 cm 200 cl
Materials Thermoplastic resin
Product characteristics
Delivery and return info
If your order comes to over €200, shipping is free*. If your order is below €200 shipping costs €9. An extra delivery fee applies to bulky items based on what's in your basket and where it will be shipped. Estimated delivery times for your order will be visible before payment, and LOVEThESIGN will alert you of impending shipments. You can return articles once purchased by expressing this intention within 14 working days from the order's delivery. For any questions or special requests please contact Customer Care at customercare@lovethesign.com.
*Conditions may apply. For further information, please visit our FAQ section.
Alessi
Alessi

Founded in 1921, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading "Factories of Italian design", capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

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Founded in 1921, Alessi has always stood out for the high quality of its products. In almost a century of history, the company has gradually evolved to become one of the leading "Factories of Italian design", capable of applying its expertise and excellence in design management to many different product types.

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