Design a water bottle that fits into the daily routine like a jigsaw piece into a puzzle. Keep the design accessible by staying true to a functionalist vision, avoiding any unnecessary gimmicks.
“When designing an object, do you just create its ‘outline’, or do you try to make that ‘outline’ fit into the environment?”
— Naoto Fukasawa
Ideation is focused around one simple innovation: being able to open the bottle with one hand, thus allowing one hand to be free while opening, drinking and closing. And because the cap can’t be easily separated from the bottle (like a screw cap) you never have to be afraid of losing it.
Multiple foam prototypes are made for testing ergonomics. A solid oak wood prototype is made to simulate the weight of a filled bottle.
Testing a filter that prevents small seeds or other unwanted stuff from getting in your mouth.
Optimize For Manufacturing
Visiting a moldmaker and manufacturing facility for evaluating producibility and costs.
Testing a 3D printed prototype in different environments.