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Potta

‘Potta’  is an electric kettle made from terracotta. The approach was to ’use new things in an old way’. The designer created it while researching the history of materials and functions of the kettle.

 

Terracotta was a useful material as a tool for cooking in ancient time because it is superior as a thermal material. Recently the whistle kettle slowly went out of use due to the developing electric kettle. The sound that an electric kettle makes when finished boiling is a soft sound and it’s easy for the user to forget that the water has finished boiling. ‘Potta’ still has this function, which has proven useful before.

”新しいものを古い手法で使う”というコンセプトのもと,テラコッタ製の電気ケトル’Potta’ができた。ケトルの歴史の中で、失われた機能や素材をリサーチしながらそれらをデザインに落とし込んだ。テラコッタは保温性に優れており古代から調理容器の素材として重宝されていた。電気ケトルの普及により消えてしまった笛も付けた。お湯を沸かし終わった時、電気ケトルの音は小さく、忘れてしまうこともあるからだ。

Creation 2017

Photography by Fujita Keisuke