Thames Water today reveals ten water carafe designs that have been shortlisted for its London On Tap competition.
The UK’s largest water services company is running the competition in an attempt to promote the drinking of tap water in London’s restaurants.
Nine designers have made it onto the shortlist from a total of 115 entries.
Neil Barron from Gusto Design, Dan Bramham of Greenwich Design and Chloë Coulson, a freelancer at Twocreate and Goodstuff, have made it through to the second round.
They join Matthew Fiddimore from Factory Design, Adam White, also from Factory Design, Loughborough University product design student Jonny Freeman, freelance product designer Ines Sanchez Calatrava, Nina Tolstrup from Studiomama – who contributed two entries – and graphic designer Steve Wooster.
Once all the designs have been prototyped next month, a winner will be chosen and awarded £5000.
Thames Water intends to produce a run of about 100 000 carafes based on the winning design.
The designs have been unveiled earlier this morning at London’s City Hall by Rosie Boycott, recently appointed chairman of the London Food Board.
The campaign has the backing of Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who, along with Boycott, praised its environmental agenda following the shortlist’s unveiling.