• 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

  • dec. 2022

    we are happy that our project 'Access' was acquired by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
    thanks a lot.
    The project 'Access' is a set of six drinking glasses, confronting people with the global distribution of clean drinking water.

    High Museum of Art Atlanta


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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