antonio aricò: watering kettle cans
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mar 25, 2011
antonio aricò: watering kettle cans


‘watering kettle cans’ by antonio aricò for garage design

the work of italian designer antonio aricò for garage design, ‘watering kettle cans’ bridge the worlds of home and garden.
the pieces unite the aesthetics of tea kettles and watering cans into a multifunctional object that is equally at home in both contexts.

the ceramic pieces are cast from two reappropriated antique molds for english tea kettles.
a removable tip placed on the end of the spout transforms the kettle into a watering can.

in addition to their practicality, the pieces playfully question our experience of common objects, and the lines we draw
between the human and natural worlds. ‘after all,’ the designer notes,
‘watering plants could be compared to pouring tea for friends’.


removing the watering spout transforms the piece into a serving kettle


front view


aricò has produced two models of ‘watering kettle cans’, based on old english tea kettle molds


concept sketch


concept sketch


sanding and smoothing the form


studio views of the piece in production

aricò’s ‘watering kettle cans’ will be on display in the garage design showroom during salone del mobile 2011.

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