Donata Paruccini, Pluvio. Photography: Italo Perna

Donata Paruccini’s project studies how a vase relates to water. The water seems to be about to spill out of the vase, but the vase has double walls creating inner bags for holding the excess water. Donata Paruccini’s project takes this relation to its extreme focusing on the surface tension of water - whose central part is higher than the part touching the receptacle - through a convex meniscus, which take up the design space along with floating lotus flowers.

Donata Paruccini, Pluvio. “Di vaso in fiore”, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan Design Week 2011

Donata Paruccini, Pluvio. “Cambiar el mundo con un vaso de flores”,  Italian Cultural Institute, Madrid, 2010

Donata Paruccini, Pluvio. “Piccoli segni nei dintorni. Donata Paruccini”, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2010

Pluvio by Donata Paruccini was prototyped in Albisola (Italy) on occasion of the travelling exhibition  “Changing the world with a vase of flowers”, MUDAC-Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts, Lausanne, 2011; Pierluigi and Natalina Remotti Foundation-City of Camogli, 2010-2011; Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid-Italian Embassy in Spain, 2010.
Pluvio was also presented at the following exhibitions: “Di vaso in fiore”, Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan Design Week 2011; “Design. Una storia italiana (1948-2011)”, Mercati di Traiano-Museo dei Fori Imperiali, Rome; Palazzo Bertalazone di San Fermo, Turin 2011; “Donata Paruccini. Piccoli segni nei dintorni”, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2010.