H2O Bilbao: A Water Pitcher Designed for Charity

Bosa partnered with designer Patricia Urquiola to design a water pitcher for a charity project. H2O Bilbao is a reinterpreted ceramic Kaiku, a traditional, iconic container from the Basque culture made of wood that was used for milk and to warm up liquids.


The slanted pitcher is used in Bilbao restaurants to serve tap water from the local aqueduct, which is said to hold the best water in Spain, for 1€. They’re also sold in the Basque restaurants and Bosa stores with proceeds going to Oxfam Intermon to help construct wells in Ethiopia.


H20 Bilboa will be available around the world in a matte copper finish on the outside and white satin glaze on the inside.




Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.