These Beautiful Jugs Are Designed To Look Like Your Heart

These jugs may look like a smart piece of modern design — because they are — but they’re also modelled on the most important muscle of all: the beating heart in your chest.

Called Corazón Coraza — literally, Heart Shell — they’re a stylised and yet surprisingly accurate version of the human blood pump. The designer, Christian Vivanco, collaborated with Mexican ceramics manufacturer Ánfora to create the jugs, having been inspired by the Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti´s work.

They’re not huge — they contain about enough liquid for one or two glasses — but they look beautiful. Sadly, the first run was limited to just 100 units, and they were all sold at the Zona Maco Art Fair. Hopefully they will go into full-scale production soon. [Christian Vivanco via Design Milk]