Phil is many things, he is a reusable pocket sized bottle, educational art in a simple design, a crystal clear opponent of disposable bottles and definitely a do-gooder. He also manages to act as a city guide and map, marking all drinking fountains of selected cities on his back, as well as their parks and gardens, at which water can be refilled for free. Also, these water sources are safe and closely monitored.

PHIL THE BOTTLE –
A TASTE OF DESIGN FOR YOUR CITY

Category: Taste     Text: Sandra Gawlowski
Let’s be honest. We all have men in our lives that we wouldn’t want to live without. Be it Wolfgang, the chimney sweep, Thilo, the car mechanic or the loyal postman, Jürgen. They might be called Lukas, Tom, Darius, Josef or François and they could be our lover, our favourite hairdresser, companion or the world’s best neighbour that always accepts all of our packages. But who most people lack as a constant companion is Phil. Phil, the bottle.
Phil is many things, he is a reusable pocket sized bottle, educational art in a simple design, a crystal clear opponent of disposable bottles and definitely a do-gooder. He also manages to act as a city guide and map, marking all drinking fountains of selected cities on his back, as well as their parks and gardens, at which water can be refilled for free. Also, these water sources are safe and closely monitored.
PHIL IS THERE FOR EVERYONE
The mapped cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Copenhagen, Florence, and even Freiburg! There is also Lisbon, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. Phil the bottle is already available to the people of these metropolises. And for all those cities not mapped out just yet, there is the “Anywhere” version, which creatively lists places to refill water.

The little world changer. No matter where you are, you have to stay hydrated. With Phil the bottle, you can find free drinking water in every metropolis thanks to the directions on the bottle’s back. Oh, and by the way, the bottles are made of 100 percent PETG, a recyclable plastic. Photo: Pizzolorusso Design Studio
Phil the bottle was designed to travel. With its compact size of approx. 17 x 9.5 x 4 cm, its flat shape and yet a capacity of half a litre, it fits in any bag and is, therefore, the perfect companion which you’ll never want to leave home without ever again. It’s practical, looks good and is also made of 100 percent PETG, a recyclable plastic that’s durable and BPA free.
So who came up with Phil? No no, not the Swiss. It was the designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso, originally from Italy, now living in Helsinki, Finnland. He often looks at things from a different angle, constantly questions the relationship between a product and its user, and creates products that fit perfectly into our urban and digital lifestyles. Whether it’s Vogue or the New York Times, the Spiegel or the Monocle; they’ve all been keeping a close eye on this designer and his art. We believe that’s for good reason, and are already looking forward to a designer sip of free water on our next city trip.

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