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Water covers 70% of the Earth's surface and it is vital for all known forms of life. Only 2.5% of the Earth's water is freshwater, while
less than 0.3% of all freshwater is found in rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere.


‘Still’ is a collection of carefully engraved crystals, designed to serve the most humble and fundamental of all drinks: tap water. The works have been developed for and in cooperation with the renewed Viennese company J.& L. Lobmeyr. The collection pairs crystal with copper and activated charcoal to improve the taste of tap water.
The pieces are a continuation of the investigation into water-purification started by the designers in 2012 with their previous project ‘Charcoal’.

The craftsmanship expressed in the engravings, the aerial proportions of the copper filters and their subtle religious references invite the user to handle the pieces carefully, thereby transforming these gestures into a daily ritual of water purification.
The crystals are engraved with two different patterns: one is a contemporary microscopic view of bacteria found in rivers, while the other is a 19th century representation of an organism that lives in the oceans and is characterized by having a skeleton made of silica, the main element of glass.
As an homage to the great tradition of Lobmeyr, the designers have included in the collection two customized versions of the Candy Dish designed by Oswald Haerdtl for the company in 1925, now to be used as containers for activated charcoal.
Formafantasma also designed a copper spoon inspired by the iconic piece and a series of copper cups as a reference to the Drinking service no.267 ‘Alpha’ designed by Hans Herald Rath.




Credits:
Concept, design:
Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin,
Design and development:
Francesco Zorzi
Production:
J.& L. Lobmeyr






STILL

Client / J.& L. Lobmeyr
Year / 2014