• opening June 25th

    'idea of a tree' in Chicago
    "exploring the idea of nature in design as a multifaceted engagement with landscape, materials, technology, and traditional ways of making"

    Art Institute of Chicago

  • June 18th - September 25th

    'nocturnal cloud' as part of the exhibition "Listening to the Earth" at mudac Lausanne

    mudac Lausanne

  • on show till December 31st

    the exhibition "Forms of drinking" shows the glass as a design theme and an object of everyday life.
    Our project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Punta Conterie / Murano

  • March 27th - Nov. 6th 2022

    'LeveL' in the exhibition
    "the new human" at the Große Kunstschau Worpswede

    Worpswede Museum

  • ongoing

    we had the pleasure to co-curate the new MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent exhibition one can find as well a few of our projects like 'the idea of a tree', 'limited moths' or 'LeveL

    MAK Design Lab


glassware that confronts people with the global distribution of clean drinking water

  • year 2022

  • categories artistic research
    Products & Furniture

  • commissioned by

    Punta Conterie

from left: Sub Saharan Africa 30%; Europe and Northern America 96%; Western Asia & Northern Africa 79%; Latin America 75%; Central & Southern Asia 62%; World average 74%;
image credit: Francesco Allegretto

detail of the engraved bottom;
image credit: Francesco Allegretto

Access – water glassware is a set of six drinking glasses. It confronts the people dining, with the global distribution of clean drinking water. Each glass represents a specific region and translates the available percentage of clean water access.⁠

Each glass consists of a base and a cup part, together they make up 100 percent. The transparent part shows the safely accessable drinking water. Whilst the colored base, refers to a limited access of water, the engraved lines on the bottom stand for the unimproved amount in that region. An engraving allocates what region the glass represents.⁠

concept sketch

“We often take clean and fresh tap-water for granted - maybe we should see it more often in relation to other areas, to cherish it more and use it in a respectful way ”

glass that represents Central and Southern Asia;
image credit: Francesco Allegretto

process picture of the glass blowing process;
image credit: Francesco Allegretto

engraving in the making;
image credit: Francesco Allegretto

  • material

    mouth blown glass, engraved

  • dimension

    12 cm x 6,5 cm

  • curated by

    Elisa Testori

  • produced by

    Vetreria Simone Cenedese and Eugenio Panizzi⁠



  • team

    Katharina Mischer, Thomas Traxler,  Sophia Stoewer, Florian Semlitsch, Christoph Heidebrecht

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