When a to-go cup is pressed flat a spout is formed which allows the water to be poured out more precisely than the original circular shape of its cup rim would have allowed for. Clemens Auer has cast this observation into his water carafe. The carafe provides a secure hold without any troughs, handles and cantilevered edges for one liter of water, can be easily filled, poured and cleaned, and can be stored in a standard and upright position.

prototype, 2011-17