• 15.3.2024 – 13.10.2024
    new project , exhibition

    "Water Pressure - Designing for the future" an exhibition of the MK&G Hamburg and Jane Withers Studio – looks at the water crisis from a global perspective. We were commissioned to come up with an installation celebrating water. The result "vital rain" is part of the exhibition and will stay permanently in the museums yard.
    more soon

    MKG Hamburg - Water Pressure

  • april 2024
    new project

    For the glassware company Lobmeyr we designed "ident" - drinking set No.287

    Identical shape, identical height - five individual glasses.
    The series was unveilded during Milan Design Week.


  • april 2024 - ongoing
    factory tour

    We designed the factory tour for Laufen in Gmunden with a lot of details and small installations to guide and inform local and international guests.

    Laufen Gmunden

  • 5.4.2024 - 14.7.2024

    "inWastement" glass series is on show at the Klimabiennale in Vienna at the "design with a purpose" exhibition.

    Klimabiennale Wien

  • 15.9.2023 - 21.7.2024

    HEIMATEN. An exhibition and survey and an attempt to break with conventional takes on Heimat. the exhibition was shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G) in 2022. Our specially commissioned piece 'riparian cloud' is now also on show in Molfsee.

    Freilichtmuseum Molfsee

  • 01.06.2024 - 30.03.2025
    exhibition, adapted project

    A utopian insect swarm based on our 'curiosity cloud' developed with 13 children from Dresden swirls during the Kinderbiennale in the Japanische Palais. The participatory process resulted in 24 fantastic, colourful insects.

    Children's Biennale "Planet Utopia"

  • 30.05 2024 - 13.10.2024
    new project , exhibition

    All in! Re-Designing Democracy - Every aspect of democracy has been designed, therefore it can be designed differently. A new "Themis" claims in the exhibition for rights for Nature.


  • 10.05. 2024 - 23.06.2024

    20th anniversary international exhibition and series of events. Our glass project "access" is part of the exhibition.

    design without borders


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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