A countertop device that makes water from air.
Spout is a compact machine that uses moisture in the air to make up to 2.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per day. It's cleaner than tap water in many U.S. cities, more affordable than water delivery, and reduces environmental harm caused by single-use bottles.
As the lead designer, I focused on integrating Spout's advanced condensation and filtration technology into a compact and kitchen-friendly package. A removable pitcher acts as the focal point of the unit, allowing users to watch the water production process in real-time.
Spout, via Bould Design
Lead Industrial Design
Research, Concept Development, Design Development, Visualization

Fred Bould // Design Direction
Jamie Perin // Design Direction
Can Rong // Industrial Design
The pitcher sits in an illuminated cavity, creating a mesmerizing effect as the light passes through the water. The lighting serves a dual purpose, showing the device's status and reminding users when it's time to replace the filters.

We worked closely with Spout to develop an architecture that maximized water production while minimizing countertop footprint and operating noise.

A single capacitive button on the front surface cycles between three fan speeds, balancing water production, noise, and energy usage. A sensor automatically turns off the unit when the pitcher is full.
Replaceable air and water filters are accessed by removing the side panel using a pick point located in the rear of the unit.

The removable pitcher can be kept in a refrigerator to provide easy access to chilled water.

We 3D printed dozens of prototypes to fine-tune the ergonomics of the pitcher handle and perfect the pouring experience.
The pitcher has an integrated UV light in the lid which prevents any the growth of any mold or bacteria without the use of chemicals. The lid wirelessly charges while inside the unit, and can continuously disinfect the water even when the pitcher is removed.

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