Tuesday, November 23, 2004


Watur is a door made out of water. Or a fountain that looks like a door. Whichever you prefer.

The Watur is billed as "functional," and by that I take it they mean it can open and close. The promo copy for this is...er...well...here, you decide: "A functional door formed by constantly falling water which pushes for a redefinition of boundaries and obstacles by forcing one to choose to be denied or refused access." Right. Exactly. Could not have said it better. Whatever it means.

The Watur is a standard door width, so you can put it pretty much wherever a normal door goes. (I'm assuming the water is self contained, but I could be wrong. I'm also assuming it needs to be plugged in.) The ideal use for the door, we're told, is for gardens, bath houses, pool houses, and spas. The normal model runs $2,000, but a custom size will cost more.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could make a great humidifier.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Chaz Larson said...

I don't think the water is contained. I think that's the point behind the froofy copy about "redefin[ing] boundaries" and "forcing one to chose to be denied access".

It's a waterfall acting as a door. There's nothing providing a boundary or denying you entry aside from your own reluctance to get soaked.

7:03 AM  
Blogger h said...

brilliant! put a smile on my dial, although am not quite sure of the actual functionality here...

12:52 PM  
Blogger Feng Qin said...

That's really cool things I ever saw.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Ngakaari said...

This kind of reminds me of a mostly summertime attraction at my local park called Kowhai Park where they have this maze you have to get through without accidently going through a doorway dripping down water on you.

1:23 AM  
Blogger ProStyle said...

Wow. Utter garbage. The copy would suggest the designer is fresh out of art school

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a teenage hippie kid who refuses to take baths? Here's your answer :)

6:51 AM  
Blogger pinstripeprincess said...

i think many people have missed the point of this design. although, i do think that while it's whimsical, it completely misses the point with any practicality whatsoever and enters into the arena of the useless.

the water is more than likely self contained. it 'falls' down into the trough below and probably recirculates up through the frame of the door. secondly, it is a door simply because of the fact that you can open and close it to contain an area, you don't have to walk through it and get wet unless you completely decided to ignore the door handle and the hinges that are quite obvious.

actually, i take back the bit about uselessness... ever so slightly. it's ideally for spas, pool houses, etc because it will provide you zero privacy. and now, correct me if i'm wrong... but isn't that the point of a door?

3:16 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

I could install that in my house between my 13-year-old son's bedroom and the rest of our clean house. Possibly keeping the rest of free of his dirt and mess.

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALL of you missed the point: When 'fueled' with something caustic, it's an ingenius security device...that is, if the wind doesn't blow the chemical onto your carpet and burn it up, lol. A burglar walks thru and *POOF* you have a puddle of melted burglar!And if it's gotta remote control so you, the owner can walk thru unharmed, all the better, no? ~~"Vallartano"

3:11 PM  

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