Orla Kiely for Bewleys and Brita


For an Irishman, the word that comes to mind when thinking about coffee is
Bewley's. It's what you'll get in every pub or restaurant when asking for a cup
of coffee. If you look up the most famous Irish designer, you'll undoubtedly
find Orla Kiely. For a designers touch on your tea packaging, the combination of
the two makes perfect sense then. The tea caddy designed by Orla Kiely holds 160 tea bags of Bewleys
finest and was released as a limited edition.
Orla's second packaging contribution this year is a reusable water bottle
designed for Brita, one of the largest water filter producers. The idea behind
Wottle was to create a truley eco-friendly product, instead of releasing another
bottled water. Wottle itself is made out of recycled materials and is also meant
to reduce the disposal of plastic bottles. Therefore, the design of the bottle
had to be attractive enough to entice its preservation. "To be involved in the
redesign of such an everyday product is always a challenge, and working with
such a great concept made it all the more inspiring. It was exciting to consider
the environment alongside practicalities and aesthetics." - says Orla Kiely.
Both products featured Kiely's most recognizable stem print.