by Clemens Auer
Clemens Auer is an Austrian product designer living and working in Vienna. His work focuses on the fields of product design, lighting design and industrial design. As a designer he seeks both simplicity and captivation. He is interested in the essence, the character of something, in its nature or a gesture, in which he tries to understand it and interpret it into design. During his career, Auer had the chance to work with manufacturers such as Atwater, AHT, Bayer, BP, Doppelmayr, Hansgrohe, Hauser, MAM, Nike/Bauer, Otto Bock, Rolf Benz and XAL, among others.
The watering can is a watering pot and electric kettle in one; both are used to pour water but are so different in terms of form. It is a source of inspiration. In addition, it fits quite well into the metal works tradition of Wiener Werkstaette, especially works by Josef Hoffmann and Kolo Moser. What’s more, it shows an appreciation for classic Art Deco posters showing overly dimensioned steamboats from the front. The watering can is intended for indoor use. Its compact form allows it to be put on a windowsill between flowerpots.
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