Schauberger’s Original Funnel

Design inspired by nature

The preferred flow of water can be easily observed in 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, Walter 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 flow velocity, the pH value, the oxygen uptake of funneled water and there are always new and astonishing results (see link to master’s diploma below).

With selected Austrian craftspeople and the highest quality glass, wood and copper (Weinmayer’s Glassblowing, Füchsl’s Wood Design & Achleitner’s Goldsmith’s Workshop), we are now implementing 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.

Introductory Price: Ash €748 / Pine €775 / Walnut €810
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Technical Data:

4-piece product
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

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”).