Design Within Reach Eco Design Water Filter

eco filtered water pitcherI do despise bottled water, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to drink artesian spring water. Lucky I came across this beautiful and elegant water pitcher by Design Within Reach (DWR). I do own a Pur water filter pitcher, but I have never liked all that plastic (and large disposable plastic water filters). DWR fills this need beautifully with a water pitcher that is fit for your table (even with the filter elements in it).

Water is filtered through Iouseki stones and Binchotan charcoal, creating fresh, mineral-rich water. While not necessarily the greenest, the stones come from the mountains in Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, on the Sea of Japan coast. The charcoal filtration elements are specially prepared for potable water use, and also works as a deodorizer to create odor-free water.

Lasting up to 6 months, additional sets can be purchased without all that packaging, and when you are ready to dispose of the old ‘sticks and stones’, you can just put them in your back yard. I wish the charcoal could be purchased separately (if you know of any sources, please post them in the comments section below), as I see no need in replacing the Japanese stones, but I’m sure its no worse than the plastic filters. Given the pitcher and filtration structure are all composed of glass and steel, it could last well into the future, well beyond my yellowing leeching plastic pitcher.

At $85 and with refills going for $25, its only marginally more expensive to what you may find in the plastic world, but with much better materials and design.

[via stuffthatilike]

Comments 5

  1. Elegant and beautiful are exactly the right words to describe this water pitcher. The price is very reasonable too. Just the thing for my daughter. Very nice find; thanks.

  2. Here is a beautiful re-usable vessel, aka water bottle, to put your water in after you filter it. Finally something attractive to make porting your water stylish and planet friendly. The Thirst for Giving program is pretty awesome too! Look at the photos on Contact me if you like it–I have a coupon code I can share with you too.

  3. What a great product! Like you said, it is slightly more expensive, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. And for me, a few extra dollars for quality goes a long way.

  4. Simply beautiful! If you don’t like a water filter on your kitchen counter top because of aesthetic reasons, this will make a nice decoration while getting clean healthy water.

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