Contour Wine Carafe with Sandblasted Base
by Pentagon Design
From the NUDE Contour collection, this wine carafe is cast from fine crystalline glass. The sandblasted base is crowned with a long transparent neck for refined contrast. The elegant sensuality and excellent craftsmanship of this piece are further emphasised by the change in glass density as it nears the rim.
The mastery and craftsmanship of handmade glass is a signature of NUDE.
NUDE prides itself in its artisanal approach to glassware, specializing in handmade, pure crystalline glass, be the pieces blown or press-blown. With their Master blowers, NUDE continues to hand
make much of the world’s most acclaimed glassware.
We recommend washing this product by hand using a soft sponge, brush or by hand.
Please avoid using the scourer side of the sponge as it will create scratching on the surface of the glass.
After hand washing let the product dry. Finish cleaning by drying and polishing the product using a soft cloth, preferably micro fiber.
Arni Aromaa and Sauli Suomela established their agency, Pentagon Design, in 1996 – even though they were still studying for their MA in Industrial Design at Helsinki’s University of Art and Design at the time. Now they run a studio of 15, including industrial, graphic and interior designers, engineers, and economists. Their projects range from packaging for a Finnish confectionery company to the interior of a new library. Their design education, which followed the Bauhaus ideology, has left them with a preference for restraint and rigour, while coming from Finland means they have always thought of glass as a primary material. “The Finnish glass heritage is so strong,” they say. “In the same way that every interior architect has to design at least one chair in their lifetime, every Finnish designer has to work with glass.”