Archiving Water Ware is a collection of pottery worked with a glaze developed by Lotte de Raadt itself.

The special glaze gives the effect of water droplets and is applied to areas where the products are touched by hands. The texture of the glaze feels pleasant and provides grip.

Archiving Water Ware showcases the beauty of water and thereby encourages more conscious use of this precious natural resource. It glorifies and communicates (tap) water as an essential ingredient for life.

The collection includes presentation plates, a decanter, cups and bowls.

Looking for larger quantities or to use this product in a project? Ask for a free quotation here. On our download page, you can find 3d models, high-res images, and other product information.

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Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.

For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!

We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:


Archiving Water Ware is designed by Lotte de Raadt. Lotte has a studio and ceramics workshop in Eindhoven, where she designs and produces her own products. In doing so, she strives to raise public awareness of issues surrounding the use of water.

For Archiving Water Ware , Lotte developed a special glaze which leaves a drop of texture on each product.

Like water, the glaze behaves unpredictably during application - it finds its own way, leaving behind complexly detailed but beautiful and tactile structures.

The flow of water is recorded, archived, so to speak. Here the process is designed, the result is left to chance.

"For Archiving Water Ware , I developed a special glaze which leaves a drop of texture on each product."

Lotte de Raadt


Archiving Water Ware has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2017. We had secretly been in love with Lotte's beautiful 'Archiving Water Ware' for a while before she herself contacted us for a possible collaboration. Since we are both based in Eindhoven, this was quickly arranged.

We admire Lotte's independence and her skills as a ceramicist. The glazing technique she has developed is so fascinating that you just can't stop looking at it or touching it. Of course, the exact recipe remains a secret - even to us!

"The glazing technique is so fascinating that you just can't stop looking at it or touching it."

Arjan & Anieke


For this product, of course, the manufacturing process had already been developed by Lotte and we did not need to look for a suitable manufacturer. What we did look at together with Lotte was the final design language and components of the collection.


Archiving Water Ware is made by Lotte herself in small series in her studio in Eindhoven. Her Design are intended to highlight the beauty of water and thereby encourage a more conscious use of this precious natural resource.

In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.


Archiving Water Ware

Stoneware with glaze

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Manually produced in Eindhoven (NL)


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Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands


Cup Ø 9cm, h12 cm
Bowl Ø 16cm, h9cm
Carafe Ø 7cm, 26cm
Plateau Ø 24cm, 7cm
Plateau Ø 33cm, 7cm

In Vij5 collection since 2017


Would you like to see this product in real life ?

Come to our showroom in Eindhoven or visit one of our ambassadors or other points of sale.

In need of larger numbers or application in a project?

Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.

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All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop:


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You can visit our studio and workshop to see, feel, and experience our products in person! We operate from a distinctive industrial building on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Most of our products are on display here, but currently, the showroom is being used for another major project. So, please get in touch and let us know what you'd like to see, and we'll make it work!

You can make an appointment for this by mail or phone.

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A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!

Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.

Points of sale

Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.