The Timo Sarpaneva drinking glasses by Design House Stockholm are surrounded by an exceptionally appealing layer of silicone, which make the work with hot drinks easier. They protect the hand from heat and give the glass a good grip, even when it is wet or humid. The heat resistant glass is dishwasher and microwave safe and resistant to sudden temperature changes, such as when hot coffee is inserted in a cold glass. The medium area is a bit thicker than the rest of the glass, so as to avoid burning hands with hot drinks. The upper glass edge is slightly inclined and avoids damages. The base is cone-loke and suits in small as well as large hands.
Professor Timo Sarpaneva was convinced that even a simple architectural everyday object possesses architectural qualities.
In many of his designs, which are exposed in the museums on the whole world, glass is modeled instead of tensed and blown - as it is the case for the Timo Sarpaneva glass.
“Glass is the finest of all materials. The possibility of working with its, and the kind of shaping is unique. It becomes a crystal object out of a gooey mass. It is moody and difficult, a material that lives many lives”.