A traditional Spanish botijo, a clay container used to hold water, is behind Simon Legald’s Junto series for Danish brand Normann Copenhagen. Made from terracotta, the slightly rustic carafe and matching cups combine smooth surfaces with a ridged texture, which aids in gripping when you go to pick it up. The earthy terracotta gives it a handmade feel while its clean lines swing toward a contemporary aesthetic.
Besides the look that the material gives it, just like original botijos, it’s used for its cooling abilities, perfect for water. And like the containers they reference, Junto’s carafe features two spouts, one that’s used to fill it and the other that’s used for pouring.
The complementary cups have the same look and feel, just with alternating surfaces – matte and glazed, ridged and smooth – from the carafe.