Caring for in house plants brings people closer to nature. This contemporary ritual provides a feeling of wellbeing, by offering moments of relaxation amidst the fast paced rhythm of life in modern societies.
The Two Way Watering Pot is designed to serve both as a functional and decorative item for the household. Because of the two spouts that produce different water streams, it provides two alternative choices in watering plants by hand. One works as a “sprinkler” and is ideal when the user wants to avoid excessive water pressure, on the soil or on delicate plants, with breaking up the stream of water into droplets. A narrower spout on the opposite of the “sprinkler” gives the option for a more efficient watering at the root zone. Users don’t need to empty the extra water and hide it somewhere out of sight, since it can also be used as a vase for flowers.
The ergonomic design in combination with its unique form makes it a multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing object for home gardening.
Strongly influenced by the ancient Greek sculptures of the classic period, the design is inspired by the smoothness and simplicity of the forms encountered on sculptures and torsos carved on marble in the classical antiquity.
Considering the fact that it is crafted for VALSFER in Jingdezhen China, where porcelain is produced for over 1700 years, one can say that two very old cultures come together through design to introduce a product to the modern world.
iF Design Award 2017
Photography: Giorgos Vitsaropoulos