In order to get clean water, Western societies do not have to work. It is incidental and taken for granted. With the "Transfer" carafe, filling a glass becomes a performative, mindful, but also strenuous act. A glass pipette is used to transfer water from the tall carafe to a glass. It takes several attempts to fill one glass. The filling itself becomes an active activity that requires the user's full attention, as clean drinking water is a precious commodity.
Access to clean drinking water is not universal. In some regions, such as the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, and even Helgoland, seawater is the primary source of drinking water. However, desalination, the process of converting seawater into drinking water, is an energy-intensive process that produces toxic by-products and table salt.
The 'Processed' set, which includes a carafe and two water glasses, was crafted by blowing glass into a mold made of sea salt. The resulting structure of the products refers to the origin of the drinking water and the high energy consumption required for desalination. In the future, drinking water will result from various processes and will no longer be solely a natural resource.