Ripples

Description

This water bottle was created by Israeli designer, artist and architect Ron Arad for Guzzini in 2017. It has a flat, rectangular shape to enable efficient storage for travel, inspired by the dimensions of slim-line laptops and iPads. Arad translated the volume of half a litre into an A5 shape and was surprised by how thin a potential bottle could be. However, a thin, flat bottle wall would inflate too much once the liquid was poured in, so he chose to incorporate structural waves into the surface, sculpted into a ripple design. Called Ripples, the 550cc capacity bottle is light, simple and elegant, with one top corner featuring the screw top lid. Made of styrene-acrylic copolymer (SMMA), this material does not contain bisphenol A and is a successful alternative to other clear food-grade polymers such as polycarbonate, acrylic and styrene acrylonitrile. The bottle is stackable and was released in a variety of translucent colours, this example being acid green. It was a German Design award winner in 2018 with the judging panel stating, 'the box-shaped drinking containers do away with the traditional bottle design, thus immediately catching your eye. Their striking radial pattern recalls the circular waves created by a stone thrown into the water, ensuring attractive light refraction that communicates freshness.'
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Ron Arad for Guzzini" (underneath)

Object number

AIBDC : 009471

Date

2017

Country

Dimensions
Width
145mm
Height
210mm
Depth
30mm

Colour