The Kolshi - Bengalian jug - is the traditional container used in Bangladesh for collecting and transporting water.
The collapse is a very popular tool and the different functional uses ranging from the water container to an effective domestic filtering system used mostly in rural Bangladesh. Studio Lunik's project reinterprets the collapse in its form and functional elements by examining some domestic processes and practices related to the collection and use of water in everyday life.
The project is developed with KALKI, a collective that combines Bangladesh's traditions, techniques and materials with contemporary design. Based in Rome, in the multiethnic district of Torpignattara, Kalki's work was born as social research through design and self-production, exploring objects of use in the Bengal tradition and the possibilities linked to their use in a different context.
The set is made up of a variety of different items: the kolshi, the dish, glasses, bowls and cotton filters. Each element is made in collaboration with artisans of Deruta, Umbria.
The Kolshi exterior - natural and non-enamelled - combines with the glossy surface of the interior and the other pieces of the set, with enamel tones inspired by water colors. Thanks to its natural terracotta cooling properties, the colas can be used to keep the water fresh by activating the evaporation process once the outer surface of the jug is wet.