Called Water=Life, the object fits over the top of a water bottle, gripping the cap's ridges with its teeth to create a larger handle with more leverage.
The natural pebble shape means it sits discretely on the table when not in use.
Levy created the device for inclusive products company Omabia.
Here's some text for Arik Levy:
Water=Life is a techno-poetic project where design meets everyday needs. For his cooperation with Omabia, an organization whose objectives are to improve our everyday life, Arik Levy has come up with a simple, poetic and functional concept to facilitate and improve access to water and other drinks. We all experience situations such as hearing a child say : ‘Papa can you open the bottle for me’, or witnessing an aged person having the same problem. It is sad to see that a very simple task such as opening a bottle of water or soft drinks can be difficult and unsolved. Sometimes I also have to make a big effort myself.
I wanted to create an enigmatic object that does not give itself away too fast and of which one can appreciate the appearance as well as the functionality. A river-stone was the inspiration. Water comes from the rocks and in this case it’s a river-stone that gives us access to water. By simply placing the river-stone on the screw-cup lead of the bottle, the cone with its multiple radial pressure lines serves as a hooking device. Applying a very minor pressure and turning the river-stone form allows you to benefit from a greater leverage and extra force so as to snap the lead security band open with no effort.
Once the river-stone is put back on the table, it goes back to being an object of nature and becomes part of a metaphor.
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