The Feltflaske Picnic Water Bottle is one of the latest designs by Danish designer Sia Mai, it is part of her Picnic range. The Water Bottle consists of a decanter flask and drinking glass and elastic set that holds it all together when not in use.
The Feltflaske provides a glass and a flask in one and when held together with the elastic stands at 30cm high by 9cm in diameter. The Flaske itself measures 26.5cm high and the drinking glass 10.5cm in height.
The Picnic range is inspired by the classic Trangia storm cooker and by camping. With this underlying reference, the pieces from the range encourage modern man to stage a picnic in the living room, and by reinterpreting familiar icons such as the lunch box and the canteen flask, they draw attention to the profound changes in our everyday life. The decanter flask provides a glass and a flask in one.
Sia Mai’s glass products offer humorous comments on our modern lifestyle, which has changed completely in relation to the traditional ways of transporting food and drink. For example, the new matching Picnic lunch box (not shown here) is in the shape of beautiful, inviting serving and storage bowls that serve a number of practical functions, but which also insist on taking a playful approach to the meal.
Danish designer Sia Mai graduated from the highly acclaimed Danmarks Designskole in 1994, specialising in original glass creations.
Sia characteristically uses her work to investigate the different kinds of glass containers in which we keep our food and drink, in order to make our daily meals a sensual experience. Sia Mai’s glass creations are all handblown in The Kingdom of Crystal - a part of Sweden with a long and strong tradition of making hand blown glassware.
Sia Mai has participated in major exhibitions, including New Danish Glass at The National Glass Centre England in 1999 and in 2003 she was invited to participate in the Chengju International Crafts Biennial in Korea. Most recently her works have been represented at the Augenschmaus at craft2eu in Hamburg in 2005 and the CC+ exhibition at the MOMA in New York in 2006 and Paris in 2009.
Sia's work is available exclusively in Australia and New Zealand through Elevate.