Everyday jug and a decorative object
This carafe set honours the traditional craft of glass blowing with its characteristic delicate, uneven surface and tiny bubbles. Drawing inspiration from archetypal shapes, the carafe can be used both as an everyday jug and as a decorative object, when it is not in use. The glass is carefully designed to fit on top of the carafe as a lid. The shape of the glass is rounded to fit perfectly inside the palm of the hand and is a good size for tea, coffee, water or cocktails. With its thick walls, the glass is safe to use for hot drinks. The name ‘Pinho’ refers to the large pine forests in the landscape where the Portuguese glass industry was founded during the 18th century.
”The series is based on the idea of using a simple and archetypal silhouette that clearly conveys the object category – as in the game “Pictionary”, where the most basic and recognizable sketch wins. The outlines of the carafe and the glass are an attempt at achieving direct visual clarification of their functions. This simplicity lets craft details stand out. I really like it when the process of hand-crafting is reflected in the form, so that it becomes evident that the object was created by human hands” – Linnea Ek Blæhr