antonio aricò: watering kettle cans
 
antonio aricò: watering kettle cans
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’.

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans removing the watering spout transforms the piece into a serving kettle

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans front view

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

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans concept sketch

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans concept sketch

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans sanding and smoothing the form

antonio aricò: watering kettle cans 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.

  • adorei!!!!!

    l.
  • This is lovely. The ceramic forms are beautiful, and I am quite partial to this idea that you serve water to your plants as you might a friend (…and likewise, that sharing tea and conversation with friends might be in some sense something very vital and substantive).

    .bc.
  • Beautiful, just don’t forget to rinse after you use the MiracleGro.

    Tom P

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