Designer Patricia Urquiola has reinterpreted the Kaiku, an iconic artefact of the Basque culture, a multipurpose container typically made of wood used for milking.
The H2O Bilbao is made in ceramic by Bosa and will be used in Bilbao restaurants to serve tap water from the civic aqueduct, deemed among the best water in Spain, with a symbolic price of 1€. The proceeds will be donated to Oxfam Intermon to support the construction of artesian wells in Ethiopia.
“You can give importance to the contents also with the container. Especially if the content is transparent, almost virtual and intangible like water. But it is part of us, it is inside us and we need it.” says Urquiola.