Timo Sarpaneva called the Timo glass his finest glass ever. Made of heat resistant glass, the Timo glass is durable against sudden temperature changes, like when pouring boiling hot coffee into a cold glass. Its mid-section is slightly thicker to prevent hot beverages from burning the hand. The top is slightly inclined to prevent the edge of the glass to be damaged in the dishwasher. The bottom is cone-shaped to fit in both small and big hands. All together it’s a terrific example of how form follows function.
Professor Timo Sarpaneva (1926 - 2006) was convinced that even a simple everyday object can possess architectural qualities. In many of his designs, which can be found in museums around the world, as well as in the Timo Glass, the glass itself is sculpted solid rather than drawn and blown. “Glass is the finest of all materials, the way it can be worked and 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 Glass. Clear. 30 cl (10 fl. oz.) 4-pack.