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Moreno Schweikle

Department: Man and Communication

OASIS

WHAT
Not just another water dispenser: ‘Oasis’ revives the value of water with the look, feel and functionality of a romantic fountain.

WHY
Water coolers are the perfect example of how products can lose their appeal when form becomes inferior to function and producibility. Moreno Schweikle feels that we have been ignoring the beauty of water for too long.

HOW
This modified cooler is made with the same technique and materials as the ones we know. But the design tells a different story: it refers to the neo-classical drinking fountains at historic city squares. The allegorical figures that are pouring, carrying and worshipping water stress the cultural and social importance of this valuable resource.

QUOTE
It is time to reassess the most popular meeting spot in the office.

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman