At Diabla we’re fascinated by ultra modern things but also by tradition, as we know it can provide the inspiration for innovative ideas, and this design is the confirmation of that. La Siesta came about as a fusion between the shape of a plastic bottle and that of a Botijo, a traditional earthenware vessel that is used as a container for keeping water cool without the need for refrigeration, and as a water jug. An iconic object that conveys the spirit of the Mediterranean, humorously reconsidered by its creators: Raky Martínez, Alberto Martínez and Héctor Serrano.
La Siesta is a fun design because, like the traditional earthenware drinking jug, in order to drink from it you have to use the spout (the outlet with the smallest hole), raising the jug and tilting it towards your head and catching the stream of water in the air. So its presence will make any meal or get-together much more fun. You can be sure of it.
Diabla tips:Use it like a true Spaniard. You have to catch the water in the air. Don’t even think about sucking it!
Bear in mind that is not made from porous clay like a traditional drinking jug, so it does not cool the water.
La Siesta is a water botlle with a 1.2-litre capacity.
When not in use, you don’t need to put it away. Find a spot where it can be displayed it as part of the décor.
Make the most of the variety of available colours to create a set of two or three, for example: a pink and blue duo or a grey, blue and yellow trio. Use our shade card to make sure the colours you choose go well, even with the rest of the space.
Alberto Martínez, Héctor Serrano y Raky Martínez
The La Siesta pitcher was developed as a collaborative project involving Alberto Martínez, Raky Martínez and Héctor Serrano in the late 1990s, when the three of them were studying for their Master's Degree in Product Design at London's Royal College of Art.