Designer: Anvil Studios - Treasure Hinds, Greg Janky and Nice Reusables - Chris Hotell, Marta Hotell, Gretchen Bleiler
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Category: Products / Equipment
An innovative eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle that provides a convenient alternative to disposable plastic bottles. The design features a mid-body split known as 'Clean Seam Technology' which makes it very easy to clean and allows itself to compact to half size, providing space savings during shipping/traveling/storing.
Mid-body Split :: This was a "face-palm" moment for us during the initial meeting with the client. The design research and development process employed a comprehensive competitive and comparative market analysis and brainstorming sessions that explored all of what a stainless steel water bottle could be. This included exhaustive exploration into how to best, how to easiest, and how to uniquely approach the mechanics around the mid-body split. The resultant is designed to have as minimal contact between the contained water and the plastic parts as possible.
Core77: What's the latest news or development with your project?
We've made some modifications to ALEX that allow for more color customization options which will release this fall/holiday. For instance, online customers at www.alexbottle.com will be able to mix and match our color ways to completely individualize their bottle and we'll build to their specific order. To date, we've only offered a black bottle with a pink, teal or dark grey accent, but this holiday, you'll be able to order a white bottle with pink, teal or dark grey accent if you want. We're also working on a much requested sport-cap design.
Read on for full details on the project and jury comments.