• 3. August, 2023 - 1.January 2024
    exhibition, new project

    On the occasion of the exhibition dealing about 'WADI,' we were commissioned to develop a new project. 'Themis-Wadi' addresses the audience, advocating for more rights and greater appreciation for this biome.
    curated by: Dan Handel

    Haifa Museum of Art

  • 29. April - 31. October, 2023
    project LAB

    'themis real time LAB' during the "Plant Fever exhibition" at Design Campus Dresden. 'Themis Elbinsel' questions the inclusion of nature into society.

    Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden

  • 22. May - 21. October, 2023

    we are happy that our project 'Access' is part of the "FOOD" exhibition at Design Museum Holon.
    The project is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    Design Museum Holon

  • 29.September - 05.November, 2023
    exhibition, new project

    'Design for the Unthinkable World' - an exhibition exploring new directions

    KORA – Contemporary Arts Center

  • ongoing

    MAK Design Lab at the Museum of applied Arts in Vienna. Within the permanent Design exhibition one can find 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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