Waterworks is the first official House of Thol product, and pretty much what got us started. After a successful Crowdfunding campaign on Dutch Design Starter, we launched the product back in 2014, and ever since, the design kept spreading, up to the point where it's sold in shops all over the world.
And now we're about to take the next step: we made two changes to the design in order to re-launch it ready for true world domination. An added bonus: the system will be easier to hack, and the set costs less than it did! Read on to learn about the changes we made.
1. The Reservoir
Probably the most eye-catching difference: no more cork. We added it back in the first design to make it easier to clean the glass bulb, but we noticed two things: 1. the reservoir is easy to clean with a bottle cleaning brush with or without the hole. 2. it was difficult to explain the hole was not designed to fill the reservoir. In fact it needs to be shut air tight at all times to keep the vacuum in place and avoid the reservoir draining too fast.
We thought long and hard about it, but decided to skip the hole and the cork, which is better for the function of the system all together. Added bonus: since we're using fewer materials, we can lower the price of a Waterworks set to €27,50 incl VAT.
2. The Cone
Waterworks is a stylish solution to keep your plants happy and watered all the time. But when you have a lot of plants to care for, it can take quite a budget to buy full Waterworks-sets for all of them. That's why we slightly altered the diameter of the terra-cotta cones. The cones now fit most smaller bottles, meaning you can use any bottle on top of your cone to keep your plants happy. And if, after a while, you want to add the stylish reservoir, that's possible too: the reservoir is now also available in the webshop separately.
Be the first
The new Waterworks-sets are now available in our webshop. Please note: the official new Waterworks-boxes are scheduled to arrive in mid-March, but we still have the old Waterworks boxes that we don't want to go to waste.
That's why the first series of new Waterworks-sets will be packaged in the -slightly altered- original boxes, and only be available directly via us. Meaning: by ordering online in our webshop, or buying a set at Object Rotterdam (click)