The Finnish Eero Aarnio, who became famous with his iconic loungers „Ball chair“ (1966), „Pastil chair“ (1967) and „Bubble chair“ (1968) is one of the great renewers of contemporaneous Scandinavian design. He developed a products collection for Alessi in 2011 that unifies classic, playful and paradox design aspects.
The intertwined watering can Diva consists of thermoplastic resin and has nearly 1.5 litres of water capacity. The swung form of the can appears as if out of one cast and simultaneously adopts all the parts of a watering can, without appearing complicated. That is how the swung neck of Diva ensures targeted and dozed pouring with a handle to carry it.
Eero Aarnio remembers: ”I still remember Alberto Alessi’s smile when I presented my designs for the first time years ago. My watering can “Diva” and the bottle opener “Mouse” – both extremely practical and filled with joy, were part of them. My approach for the product design led over two basic processes: To enter the world of arts without rules again and again by the research of possibilities that bring new materials for a project and creativity that mainly came from my feeling. I believe that new and surprising creations can only emerge combining these two approaches.”
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