The watering can Kiwi, produced by Alessi, was created by the designers Donato D’ Urbino and Paolo Lomazzi, being pioneers of the Pop-Design of the 60s from then on.
The two designers considered their work a big challenge, since it didn’t seem easy to create a daily-use object like a watering can, fulfilling design demands:
"With Kiwi we had the possibility of entering a product category, which is normally constrained on a moderate design. Regarding this, our challenge was simple, but the process was neither short nor lineal." Explained D’Urbino and Lomazzi.
But the design-solution can still be exhibited and the design is totally thought and clever: shaped like a horizontal cone, the handle is hidden under of the pouring hole, so that the cane can also be filled on lower water taps.
The designer watering can has a long basin in order to be used with vases as well. Kiwi has a capacity of two litres of water and it is available in four nice colours.