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Water Pitcher

Water Pitcher

This project followed my form studies. I took what I learned from studying the hand and how we interact with form and applied it to the creation of a product that would collect, carry, store, and dispense water; the form and function had to be equally considered throughout the process. 

 

The first model was a thin, continuous form with a sliding mechanism that followed the top curve. The volume was quite small for a pitcher, but it was easily held with one hand. Having the other hand free allows the user to slide open and close the top while the pitcher is lifted. The form's width made it seem very unstable, especially with the chamfered bottom plane. 

The next iteration explored many changes, which resulted in a very confused form. The volume increased, the top curve changed, and a handle was added. 

The iteration before the final explored the interactions that take place when holding a larger mass without a handle. Two hands allowed for an easier handling experience. it was difficult to hold the wide form with only one hand without feeling as if the pitcher was going to slip out of your grip. The model also including another exploration into a sliding mechanism that was flush with the top curve.  

Final opening the closing mechanism (pictured below).

The final iteration after my last model focused on refining the form by giving it consistency through its geometry. 

Final model (pictured below).