Bas van Raay together with Vij5
"The carafe ‘Schenk’ (Dutch for ‘pour’) creates a totally different ritual to serving and pouring water.
Bas explained the concept of the Schenk carafe to us over a BBQ in our garden. A few days later he showed us a rough model made from a raw oxygen cylinder with two sticks glued to the sides. We could clearly see the potential of this Avantgarde design and a few weeks later the first prototype was presented at an exhibition.”
- Arjan & Anieke
The carafe ‘Schenk’ (Dutch for ‘pour’) creates a totally different ritual to serving and pouring water. Inspired by the way the string is wound back on a kite, the bottle has specially placed handles. They look strange at first but once they are used, the act becomes instinctive: the position of the handles makes it possible to pour water out of the carafe very controlled and dosed by a simple tilt movement.
The carafe can be used by both left- and right-handed people due to the sprouts on both sides of the top.
design by Bas van Raay
in collection since 2011
volume ca. 1,8 liter
Carafe: height 33 cm, diameter 9 cm
Low glasses: height 4 cm, diameter 8 cm
High glasses: height 6 cm, diameter 8 cm
material borosilicate glass (laboratory glass)
Location Vij5 Showroom, Eindhoven Year 2018 Images by Vij5 This year, Vij5 explored the boundaries of crowdfunding by inviting the community to influence one of the most essential choices in a design process; choosing colour. The experiment was centred... Read More