The 'Water Station' has been created by the cloudandco design studio and Coway as a style-conscious solution for placement in metropolitan areas to increase the likelihood of citizen use.
The unit appears as a bent cylindrical tube that rises out of the ground and could be integrated almost anywhere in a city thanks to its minimalist design. This would allow citizens to carry a refillable container with them at all times instead of needing to purchase bottled water. The water purification technology from Coway is integrated into the system to ensure that water is always fresh and potable.
The inspiration behind the 'Water Station' was detailed by cloudandco to Yanko Design when they said, "The Oxford Times states that if 1 out of 10 British people were to refill once a week, about 340 million plastic bottles can be salvaged. However, the main issue is not of awareness, but that of the reliability of drinking fountains. Currently, the public conception is that 77% is concerned with the fountains’ maintenance, as well as the quality of their water supply."