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Brief Published: 12 Mar 2019

Design Tweaks Generating Desirability in Drinking


The water bottle has become an unlikely crusader for sustainability. With the war raging against single-use plastics, reusable water bottles are the must-have accessory that denote environmental consciousness and personal style. Brands are responding with a flurry of updates to give consumers a product that is perfectly suited to their lifestyle. We look at the latest examples.

  • Bottle+: Canadian brand Asobu’s new bottle doubles as an audio player with a speaker located in the bottle’s lid that connects to a mobile device via Bluetooth. The bottle allows consumers to listen to music without having to haul extra accessories with them.

    As consumers will always want to have a source of water nearby, there is more scope for bottles to offer other accessories and reduce everyday clutter. For more inspiration, see Double-Down Design from this year’s Maison et Objet report. 
  • Mixing Coffee & Water: Similarly, US start-up H2Joe is launching a bottle that features two compartments to store coffee and water. Coffee sits at the bottom of the bottle with an internal tunnel running up the side to allow the user to access both drinks from the top of the bottle.
  • Easy Access: Belgian brand Kambukka’s unique lid has a three-setting switch and wide lower button to allow consumers to easily control while out and about. The push setting requires consumers to press the button to have a sip, the open setting allows consumers to freely drink from the bottle like a cup and the locked setting enables the bottle to be safely thrown into a backpack.

  • Fast Access: Spanish Lékué’s new water bottle has a quarter turn lid, enabling consumers to more easily open and close for drinking. The bottle also features built-in charcoal filters, which can be replaced as needed, and a removable base to allow easy cleaning. 
  • Boundless Brewing: South Korean brand Cafflano’s Go-Brew bottle features a screw-open top section that can fit back into the bottle upside-down to act as a funnel to hold coffee filter papers for slow brewing.

For more design innovations updating how we eat and drink, see our coverage from Ambiente 2019.