Design by Timo Sarpaneva.
By Design House Stockholm.
Professor Timo Sarpaneva's design classic for hot and cold beverages is made of glass that is sculpted solid rather than drawn and blown. Featuring a tapered bottom that is comfortable for smaller hands, a tapered top that resists chipping in the dishwasher and thick glass at the widest diameter so it is cooler to hold when filled with a hot beverage. Perhaps his best glass ever. Set of 4. Packaged in Design House Stockholm gift box.
"I have tried to bind eternity within the silence of the glass, to fix the fleeting moment which so quickly dissolves, in all its fragile beauty." — Timo Sarpaneva
Dimensions: 10 fl. oz.
Designer: Timo Sarpaneva
(1926 - 2006) Professor Timo Sarpaneva was one of Finland's most well-known industrial designers and artists, renowned for his textile and glass products. Versatile in his work as a designer and artist, he made use of ceramics, metal, textiles, wood and glass in his projects — though glass was certainly his favorite. The material immateriality of glass became a life-long obsession; glass as a form revealed by what it contains, glass as a fleeting substance between idea and reality.
"Glass is the finest of all materials, the way it can be worked, the way it achieves its form is unique among materials. It metamorphoses from a viscous mass to clear crystalline objects. It is capricious and difficult; it is a material which lives many lives."
Timo Sarpaneva was Doctor HC of the Royal College of Art in London and the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and Academician HC of the University of Mexico. His work can be found in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.View other products by Timo Sarpaneva
Manufacturer: Design House Stockholm
Design House Stockholm works with an extensive network of independent designers, in the same way publishing houses work with authors, collaborating with new, up-and-coming talent as well as with more established names. Although the majority of their designers are from Scandinavia, Design House Stockholm works with designers from all over the world in search of that special Scandinavian touch. The Design House Stockholm collection includes functional and aesthetically refined design products of timeless appeal ranging from tableware and lighting to furniture and textiles.View other products from Design House Stockholm