Liquids behave in the strangest of ways, as any restaurant server (or house-guest entertainer) can tell you. No matter how well-crafted the lip of a container may be, it can still play tricks while you pour out of the best-designed decanter or standard-shaped pitcher. A double-neck design by Noro makes sure that any moisture that would normally wrap around (and then drop onto a table) is caught on its way back up and ultimately redirected back into the bottle, saving both liquids and table surfaces. Raise a glass to spill-free drinking!
The idea behind this clever modern no drip carafe is akin to the philosophy of moisture protection in architecture: you will never keep all of the water out, so the real key is not to keep it in. In turn, the best design ideas for protecting interiors involve layers and structured channels for moisture egress. The design is sort of like a reverse funnel. It’s one of those deceptively simple ideas that make you scratch your head and wonder why this isn’t standard on all beverage containers. It works with all kinds of liquids, from cream, water and wine to vinegar and olive oil.
There is only one catch: cleaning this kind of container could prove a touch tricky due to the odd angles formed between its inner and outer glass layers. Assuming that this is a solvable problem (through redesign or an industrial dishwashing machine), the concept could make messy drinkware-related spills a thing of the past.
If you’ve been looking for a modern pitcher, Noro’s Verte would be a great option – if only it were really available on the market. Alas, it’s just a concept for now, but it sure would be great to see this smart design picked up by a major retailer and mass produced.