A botijo, also called búcaro in Spanish, is a traditional Spanish porous clay container designed to contain water. It inspired designer Simon Legalda to create the Junto series for the Danish brand Normann Copenhagen.
The Junto collection consists of terracotta-colored clay pots, or rustic carafs that combine smooth surface and furrows. Terrestrial terracotta tones give an aesthetic sense of manual work, but pure and simple lines turn this collection to contemporary aesthetics.
In addition to the looks that give these items the same look as the original botijo bottles, and their purpose is the same – they are ideal for water storage.
Glasses that come with a caraf have the same look as they have a changeable surface, in the sense that are available in matte, glazed, smooth and carved options.
Otherwise, the principle of operation of the bottle is as follows: the stored water is filtered through the clay pore and in contact with the external dry environment (characteristic of the Mediterranean climate), evaporates, creating cooling (2.219 kJ/g of evaporated water).
The cooling potential of the botijo depends on – among other things – the shape, dimensions and material of the jug, the quantity of water that it holds, and the humidity and temperature of the outside air.
It can be calculated precisely according to a complex mathematical model that was developed during a 1995 scientific experiment (PDF), which showed that under optimal conditions a cooling of up to 15 degrees Celsius can be obtained.
So, these items not only look aesthetically in your interior but also have the ability to keep your drink cool during the hot summer months.