Timo Sarpaneva 'Timo' Water Glass (Set of 4)
Design House Stockholm, imported from Sweden.
Timo Sarpaneva's first international recognition in glass work came with a Grand Prix from the Milan Triennale in 1954.
His classic Scandinavian 'Timo' water glass is a functional and elegant Scandinavian design classic.
It holds 12 fl. oz. and is perfect for water, juice, latte, tea as well as any other cold- or hot drinks.
Timo Sarpaneva was an influential Finnish designer, sculptor, and educator best known in the art world for
innovative work in glass, which often merged attributes
of display art objects with utilitarian designations.
When Finnish glass designer Timo Sarpaneva presented
this glass design, he said he thought it was his best glass ever.
His reasons: the glass is thicker at its widest diameter so it's cooler to hold when filled with a hot beverage; the tapered bottom is comfortable for small hands to hold; the tapered top helps to prevent chipping in the dishwasher. An elegant water glass to pair with your favorite stemmed wine glass.
Made of heat resistant glass, Timo Sarpaneva's '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.