Smart Water Carafe

in Product Design held by Raymond Ng
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
- a glass Water Carafe that does not drip upon pouring

- a smart lid that covers it up the glass part, which could block lemon slices / fruits from flowing out. It blocks dust from going in when its rested.

- lid made with a combination of ABS resin, stainless steel, and silicone. Could be poured in 360 degrees all directions, and you don't have to open the lid while pouring.

- prefer to have same functions / aesthetic like the Menu / Kinto water carafe

- 3 sizes, 0.7L, 1L, 1.3L. Best to share 3 sizes of tubs with 1 single lid. But not a must.

- Body made of boro-silicate glass, which is mouth blown

- Can be lifted / held by one hand. So a reasonable diameter is required.

- Dishwasher safe, no glueing.
- Has to be modern and contemporary. Beautiful. Delicate look.

- Has to be manufacturable. Boro-silicate glass is mouth blown.

- The silicone should overcome the tolerence of the glass and sealed the glass bottle from the side. Best design wins.
Don't Wants:
- un-manufacturable designs

- too complicated mechanism

- bulky looking.
  1. AutoCAD


1st Winner
#3 Elegant Carafe - tube shape by Vedran Starcevic
Simple and elegant carafe in tube shape - the top part consist of two parts: base which presses down on carafe to seal it and inside part that screws down to control the opening size (flow). The cross shaped geometry where second part connects on sealer, also stops any big chunks of fruit to go out.
I attached 3D pdf so you can inspect the model in 3D - I plan to do other basic shapes (square, pyramid like,...). Also If you like the design I'll do other sizes (this is 1 liter) and I convert the 3D model in any format you like...
Mar 17, 2013 7:16
#4 ED-HH-010006 water carafe by Eliv8Design Ltd.
Water carafe ready for prototyping. Full technical drawings and CAD models completed. Water volume confirmed at 700ml (other water volumes CAD plus drawings supplied if design selected)
Mar 19, 2013 7:33
#7 Smart Water Carafe by NPRG_3D
Mar 20, 2013 20:51
#12 Simple Water Carafe by poppy
Mar 28, 2013 12:16
#14 Moden Water Carafe by 3DTech
Designed by: 3D Technical Service Group
Apr 1, 2013 14:25
#10 Smart water carafe by Stelios
Mar 27, 2013 3:03
#11 one hand carafe by mina
Mar 28, 2013 10:09
#13 Smart water carafe 3 by Stelios
Mar 28, 2013 20:45
#24 3 water carafe with cover assembled by enriquedesign
water carafe with cover assembled
Apr 4, 2013 9:33
#23 smart water/wine carafe by Shad ahmad
with an extra ice container
Apr 4, 2013 7:01
#21 Smart Water Carafe by Asep Mahpud
Apr 3, 2013 23:32
#20 water/wine smart carafe by Shad ahmad
with little ice container
Apr 3, 2013 13:27
#19 water/wine smart carafe by Shad ahmad
Apr 3, 2013 12:52
#18 water/wine smart carafe by Shad ahmad
all details are given in attaches folder
Apr 3, 2013 12:37
#17 Smart Carafe by wgipps
Apr 2, 2013 22:31
#16 Smart Water Carafe 5 by Stelios
Apr 2, 2013 7:18
#15 Smart Water Carafe 4 by Stelios
Apr 2, 2013 3:50
#1 Water Carafe by griffcl
This family of water carafes was designed to quaintly hold beverages yet dispense them with elegance. The aesthetic is a slender tapered answer to a traditional milk bottle. Thicker walls were given to the base to give a feeling of distinction to the beverage held within. Three different sizes of bottles, .7 liter, 1 liter, 1.3 liter. The top is made out of silicone. The lid and the bottom post for the lid are metal. I am thinking aluminum would look great either brushed finish or a polished finish. The stem of the metal lid screws on/off to allow for easy cleaning and disassembly. Depending on the hardness of the silicon polymer you choose, you could have one solid metal piece for the lid, but by pulling the metal piece through the silicone repeatedly it will stress. I was concerned about the silicone tearing with repeated use so I went with the two-piece lid. On the silicone top I included ribbing on the inside and a groove for the lip of the bottle. These will ensure that there will be no leakage while pouring.
Mar 6, 2013 17:18
#9 Smart water carafe 1 by Stelios
Mar 26, 2013 21:58
#6 One hand carafes by mina
Now I achieved a better presentation.
Mar 20, 2013 10:59


Shad ahmad


Wed, 03 Apr 2013 07:19:52 +0000
I made design in catia v5r19 . Can i submit the files directly or should i change to .igs / .stl ??

Raymond Ng


Mon, 18 Mar 2013 01:50:37 +0000
Hi can you make the glass part transparent? Now it looks like a PET bottle instead. Lose the elegance of glass.

Raymond Ng


Wed, 06 Mar 2013 04:02:47 +0000
both are great thanks!



Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:06:49 +0000
I work in Autodesk, but what format would you prefer the files in? .igs .stl etc

Raymond Ng


Tue, 05 Mar 2013 04:33:58 +0000
yes. what i will do is pass the winning products to the CNC factory. I think it's workable.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:53:56 +0000
This project can be done in SolidWorks?
Thank you.


Raymond Ng


Mon, 04 Mar 2013 12:41:08 +0000
actually software is open, but updated versions are preferred

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