Aptly named after the chemical symbol for copper, this watering can was designed by Josh Bruderer along with Rachael Hall and Felix Turvey while they were studying at the Massey Unviersity of Wellington in 2015. The CU water can bears an all-copper composition — with the only non-copper component being the wooden sleeve which fits around the handle. This copper can either be left unfinished to develop a patina over time, or given a sealing treatment to preserve its lustre.
With time as a central focus, we’ve created a watering can that will grow and develop throughout it’s life, becoming unique to the individual based on how they use it.Josh Bruderer
Interestingly, the CU watering can features one single length of copper pipe which serves as both the handle and spout of the vessel. This spout features a diagonal cut which tapers it to a very fine tip ideal for the precise watering of indoor succulents and cacti as pictured here.
We can learn from Bruderer’s inital sketches that this combination handle and spout pipe was the intrinsic starting point from which the CU water can was designed, and the form of it became more elegant in further iterations.
You can see two more of Josh Bruderer’s other designs on his Behance portfolio. Much like the CU Watering Can, they have a distinctly sculptural style to them and I for one am keen to see more of Josh’s future works.
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