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MAKING WATER - Series I

THE DESIGN OF A PITCHER AND ITS BIO-FILTERS USING GEO-MEDICINE AND CERAMICS TO GIVE TAP WATER WITH A NEW GEOLOGICAL IDENTITY AND TASTE. 

​​"This idea of 'Making Water' ends with drinking the tap water that I want, and begins with the exploration of the resources that were in the mountain waters where I grew up and that gave me tap water that tasted of pleasure, cleanliness, pine, grass and granite."

If the mineral identities  and taste of spring  waters and riverbeds comes from their geological environment, and tap water is merely labelled as  “safe and clean” by the official water boards,  how can tap water become the water we want to drink and replace bottled water?

 

While referencing traditional water rituals in form and function, “Making Water” connects the qualities of ceramics, geo-medicine, and the chemistry of water to an elegant drinking ritual with a versatile lo-tech process that enables consumers to choose the tap water they want.

 

In a sustainable way, all that is needed to “Make Water” is a ceramic pitcher and one of any of the proposed bio-filters. If used properly, tap water can taste  cleaner and filled with more of the good minerals than a pack of water bottles you can buy at the store.

Making Water pitchers - © Yesenia Thibault-Picaza

© Yesenia Thibault-Picaza

The bio-filters are made with specifically formulated ingredients such as active charcoal, minerals, and natural binders. Thanks to the ionization process, the bio-filters remove contaminants, excess minerals and chlorine taste and smell, while also releasing specific nutrients and minerals. The bio-filtered water was tested at Eurofins UK - a network of labs that specialize in the testing and analytical techniques of food and water, among other things. Taste was compared and discussed in blind tests with a panel of 30 individual consumers.

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the design of a collection of biofilters

© Yesenia Thibault-Picaza

The bio-filters are dropped into the top of the pitcher. to give the tap water geological character by customizing its mineral content, taste, and quality. Given the filters are completely bio-degradable, after use, they can be safely returned to the earth. Making Water is a sustainable way to achieve great-tasting water.

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Platinum x Making Water

© Yesenia Thibault-Picaza

Precious is Healthy and Safe Water. Precious are the minerals. Precious is the ritual. Precious is the design. 

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