float glassware | matcha bowl by molo

float glassware | matcha bowl


Designer Stephanie Forsythe, Todd MacAllen
Launched in 2001
Architonic id 1069038

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float is a line of thermally resistant glassware designed with simple forms and clean lines to emphasize the expressive colours and charms of the tea, scotch, juice, etc., served within. The suspended bowl design of each piece creates a lens of liquid colour that projects a play of coloured light onto the table top.

These simple elegant forms belie sophisticated technical innovations and a high level of skill. Each piece of float glassware is crafted by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic from the finest water-clear German borosilicate glass, an extremely pure and chemically inert material that is resistant to thermal shock.

The suspended bowl design also performs the function of insulating the hand from the beverage. When used for a chilled drink, small beads of condensation will accumulate on the underbelly of the bowl, adding delicacy to the optical effect (rather than making rings on your table top). The float tea lantern, the signature piece of the collection, is made with a double glass wall, which encloses a vacuum, creating a thermally insulating space to maintain a hot or icy cold serving temperature. This allows the tea vessel to maintain the simple form of a cylinder, to be held and poured directly without the added appendage of a handle. With the tea light candle lit below the tea lantern, the ambient light, together with the colour, fragrance and steam of the tea, transcends the pragmatic to create a space and an engaging experience.

float glassware is packaged in efficient, fully recyclable / reusable hard-walled cardboard tube packaging. As each piece is hand crafted, minor variations do exist, but quality and functionality are maintained across all of our pieces.

float matcha bowl

400ml / 11.5 US fl.oz.

use for matcha tea, cappuccino, latté, soup, miso shiro, sorbet, gelato, dips...

The float matcha bowls are wonderful for sipping hot soups, and function equally well as elegant serving bowls for dips, salty snacks, fruit, and more.

float matcha bowl comes one to a package.

Designed with dimensions and proportions fitting to matcha, the green tea of the Japanese tea ceremony, this glass bowl is also a lovely size for desserts, lattes or French onion soup... Donʼt be afraid to put any of the float glassware straight into a very hot oven.

Designer: Stephanie Forsythe Todd MacAllen

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