Design inspired by nature
The preferred flow of water can be easily observed in untouched nature. Countless flow patterns can be seen, including large and small vortices. That is to say that the water moves in the form of a spiral. Based on this observation, the natural scientist Walter Schauberger searched for a form in which water is optimally curled. Schauberger’s hyperbolic funnels are the result of many years of research.
Walter Schauberger drew inspiration from Pythagoras and Johnannes Kepler, who were convinced that our universe followed harmonic principles. With the help of his mathematical calculations, Schauberger went on to discover harmonic laws. In implementing these laws, he developed the shape of the hyperbolic cone in 1970 in collaboration with engineer Maximilian Mack, which was subsequently used as Schauberger’s hyperbolic funnel.
Since 1970, a lot of university research has been devoted to the scientific study of this funnel and much has been discovered. Current investigations concern the enormous oxygen uptake of funneled water, the pH value, the flow velocity, and there are always new and astonishing results.*
Together with selected Austrian craftspeople and the highest quality of mouth-blown glass, wood and copper, we have been able to implement Walter Schauberger’s findings. The result is a real eye-catcher. The glass funnel, visible from all sides, in an elegant wooden frame (choice of ash, pine or walnut) with a stylish protective copper cap refines your drinking water at home. A durable and sustainable designer piece “Made in Austria”, inspired by nature.
“An outstanding idea, three generations old, has finally been proven against even our own believes – the way nature dissolves air into water is more efficient and cheaper than what humans have been able to do in all of history,” explains corresponding author Elmar C. Fuchs, “oxygen in water is an essential element for producing drinking water and cleaning up wastewater.” *
Ash € 811 / Pine € 839 / Walnut € 878 (4 pieces)
only glass funnel (2 pieces) € 540
For orders (shipping within Europe € 22), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total height including filling funnel 69cm, total width including filling funnel 33cm
Main funnel: inside Ø 15,5 cm, length (from bottom to the top of the funnel) 25cm
* New scientific results (15th March 2022): https://tinyurl.com/2fw4jwcj
* Master’s Thesis: Vortices in Hyperbolic Funnels as Aeration Systems | TU Delft Repositories
The hyperbolic shape has been used successfully for years with the original Martin water whirler, the Wytor acrylic hyperbola and the copper funnel for biotopes (see chapter “Practice”).