Diane Pham

Aqua Jar Transforms Any Water Bottle Into an Easy-Pour Pitcher

by , 11/09/09

sustainable design, green design, aqua jar for balvi, gr design, recycled water bottles, water bottle pitcher, recycled materials

Industrial design lab GR recently launched a clever new product called the ‘Aqua Jar’ that transforms any plastic bottle into an easy-pour pitcher. Formed from biodegradable and recyclable plastic, the attachment perfectly fits the universal coil of any plastic bottle, creating an attractive and sturdy mount allowing for water to be served anywhere with ease. Available in orange, graphite and frost, the Aqua Jar for Balvi was launched as part of the ZOCO exhibit at last month’s Valencia Design Week. Now if only they could come up with something for the orange juice carton!

+ GR Lab

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7 Comments

  1. mandarin November 11, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Do we really need this?

  2. Jim Mitchell November 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Sad waste of energy and material. Bottles are inherently pourable, generally attractively designed and probably gas off detrimentally anyway if we want to get to the “root” of this design “solution”. I have, from a long gone Kelvinator refrigerator, a ceramic jug that maximised the volume over its footprint and this relic from the fifties is in every way a more worthy product than this attractive but misbegotten “green concept”

  3. gfulton November 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Given Inhabitat’s stated mission, particularly the part about the “impact of an object on the surrounding environment. No design can be considered good design unless it at least attempts to address some of these concerns” – I’m not sure that a product that promotes additional creation of plastic water bottles is a good endorsement – certainly not in those areas that have a ready supply of potable water.

  4. stevenpfalkowski November 10, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Too bad bottled water wastes enormous amounts of energy. Tap water, people!

  5. dantheman223 November 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    So, what happened to the phasing out of disposable plastic waterbottles? This is a regressive product. I do love the design, but if we want to move towards a world of less waste, plastic things that have limited utility are not the way to go. This product would be better if it had more uses- and if it didn’t require a disposable plastic waterbottle in order to work.

  6. JerRocks November 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Are you now supporting the idea of disposable water bottles? A glass pitcher and tap water (or filtered for that matter) are clearly more ‘green’ than this. And is it really that hard to pour from a disposable plastic bottle? So much so that you need more plastic to help out?

  7. rainwatercatcher November 9, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    i hate to say that I am very dissapointed that inhabitat has promoted anything that encourages the use of water bottles. I don’t need to get into all the harmful effects that are being caused by their production and waste but i do need to express my dissapointment in this post when all of the others that I have seen have been so inspiring.

    Rainwater Catcher,
    Santa Cruz, CA.

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