Borosilicate glass—the kind used in laboratory glassware because of its resistance to thermal shock—is handblown into this rounded container, serving as both beautiful object and functional carafe for drink cold and hot.
This sense of form and function is a hallmark of Scandinavian design, so no surprise that Eva Harlou hails from the Danish lakeside town of Skanderborg. In addition to this unique carafe and complementary Handle Vase Eva created for Mater, she also designs furniture for the Danish company. An architect by training, Eva’s environmentally-driven vision can be found in both architectural, interior and product design throughout the world.
- 9.8" h x 7.8" w x 2.9" d (24.9x19.8x7.4cm)
- Inner carafe: 300 ml (10.1 oz)
- Outer carafe: 1400 ml (47.3 oz)
Borosilicate glass, wood, cork
“I wanted to launch a brand that has a strong vision to create timeless and beautiful design, based on an ethical business strategy,” says Henrik Marstrand, the chief executive and founder of Mater, the Danish design brand. Named for the Latin word for “mother,” the company signals a return to meaningful values of sustainable, eco-conscious and socially responsible design, Henrik says, and away from the self-conscious pursuit of “name” products that can confer a false sense of status. For its collections of lighting and furniture, Mater looks to both emerging talent and established designers as well as working methods that support local craft traditions, laborers and the environment. A member of the United Nations Global Compact, Mater has also been named Best Debut Design Brand by Wallpaper magazine.