The Unofficial Archive

Watertable by Sophie Mensen


Photo by Vincent van Gurp

Water has no shape of its own; it can only follow the shape of another material. Fascinated by this fact, Sophie Mensen has designed the Watertable, in which the water forms its own wash basin. If you stand right in front of the tap, the water will begin to flow, and a wash basin will slowly begin to form because of the weight of the water. The longer you remain in front of the tap, the bigger the bowl becomes. The water will run through a little hole in the middle. Take a sideways step and the elastic top will pull back into the flat surface it was originally, as if nothing had happened.

Sophie Mensen