Drop Water is a company on a mission to change how people all over the world consume water. They manufacture water kiosks and fountains to provide people with the right drink for them, in a sustainable way, at a more appealing price point.?“We’re building the future of drinks.”-Drop water?
Understanding the client’s mission is to reduce the carbon footprint of plastic bottles for a better, more environmentally conscious world were critical to the Dropwater design thinking. Going into the design process, knowing the bottled water industry is wildly inefficient, the Speck team wanted to create a technology that would encourage society to rethink how they get their water. ?Like other vending machines that Speck has designed, the goal was to create a great customer experience. This meant creating a sleek housing for the internal robotics system while adding reliability and precision to the kiosk and an increased bottle capacity. Additionally, using in-depth research, Speck found and integrated specific materials, such as sheet metal and thermoforming, to make the manufacturing process more mass-producible.
The Dropwater kiosk now has a 1,200 bottle holding capacity instead of the 700 it was initially able to store. The resulting design, complete with high-tech internal robotics systems, LCD screens, mass-producible materials, and a user-friendly design, allows for a sophisticated and personalized eco-friendly thirst-quenching experience. The Dropwater system has successfully been tested in the market and at events and is in the planning stage for mass-production and implementation for kiosk distribution at various locations.?