Industrial Design

Aquacolor Paint Set

project information

client:Herlitz, AG

ID Designer's Choice, Annual Design Review, 1989

  • Aquacolor Watercolor Set is an updating of the classic watercolor set consisting of a three-tiered, hinged palette with color trays that can easily be removed for cleaning or replacement. The two halves of it's self-locking storage and carrying case have been designed to function additionally as a segmented water bucket, reducing the number of objects required in order to paint. Innovative in its concern for the problems of cleaning, storage, and usage with respect to adult and children painters, the box is easier to carry, empty, and maintain. Providing a distinctive product identity, and leaving the rusted tin box far behind, Aquacolor costs only a few cents more than the tin model.