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Fri 16.12.

‘Dutch Tap Water’ carafes by Lotte de Raadt (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.12.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

'Dutch Tap Water' carafes by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Maarten de Raadt

To raise environmental awareness and draw attention to the green credentials as well as far-reaching benefits of relinquishing the bottle and switching back to the tap, the young Dutch designer and recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lotte de Raad has created this series of three simple glass carafes whose lid references the origins of the water they’re intended for.

'Dutch Tap Water' carafes by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Maarten de Raadt

More about the project:

 

‘Dutch tap water is top quality drinking water, and it is 2000 times cheaper than bottled water. And more importantly, it does not require any polluting plastic bottles or transport. With her traditionally crafted Tap Water Carafe Lotte de Raadt intends to promote the consumption of tap water.

 

‘The shape of her carafes betrays the origins of the water. The tall bottle with the long neck refers to water from deep underground; the low, stout bottle is the ideal shape for collecting surface water; the third can be filled with dune water. The stopper clearly displays the place where the contents were drawn: from the tap, naturally!’

Map of water companies in Holland by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Maarten de Raadt

'Dutch Tap Water' carafes by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Joost-Govers

'Dutch Tap Water' carafes by Lotte de Raadt; photo by Maarten de Raadt

to Lotte de Raadt’s website

 

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