The carafe, produced from crystalline glass like the beaker, takes its inspiration from the classic osteria-style measured decanter. The truncated-conical form, wide at the base before narrowing near the top, is at the same time the neck and a place to hold the carafe. The generously-sized rim gives a degree of solidity to the carafe and provides non-slip support when holding it. The rim also acts as a drip guard that keeps the exterior of the carafe clean when in use.
About the Tonale
"A seemingly random collection of objects, the table service comprises a number of items including a tray, a board, a carafe, plates, bowls, beakers, and cups. The project was inspired by vernacular ceramics from Korea, Japan, and China, and conceived as an exercise in reﬁning functional household objects.
The name “Tonale” refers to Giorgio Morandi’s use of colour tonality imbueing his daily objects with a sense of individuality. The objects are produced in a variety of materials including enamelled steel, glass, earthenware, and wood. While striving for expressive purity, the range honours today’s requirements for durability and versatility." -- David Chipperﬁeld