Min is a minimalist design created by Norway-based designer Anderssen & Voll. The brass body of the watering can is made by Harnisch, a fourth generation metal workshop run by two brothers. Historically dating back to 1842 and originating in Copenhagen, Denmark, Harnisch originally made Nautical lighting for the Royal Danish Navy and Coast Guard. The metal body is hand-spun, a technique that takes a flat sheet of solid brass or copper and actually creates a hollow form completely controlled by hand. This is an art form that is rapidly moving towards machine production, and there are only a handful of artisans that still do this craft here in Toronto.
For the wooden handle, we specified locally sourced hardwood, carefully selected for its unique grain. The shape is very organic, almost like a branch of a tree. Each handle is made and assembled at Urban Product wood studio, where they are hand finished and coated with a natural oil to accentuate the grain of the wood and provide additional protection. Available at Mjölk.