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Award-Winning German Glass for the Kitchen

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 24, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Mar 23, 2015

Lately we've all been obsessed with German heat-resistant kitchen glass (Margot just bought the glass water kettle as a gift). German chemist Otto Schott, son of a window maker, developed heat-resistant borosilicate glass in 1893, and in Jena , a glassmaking hub and university town, went on to found Jenaer Glas, known for its designs by Wilhelm Wagenfeld ("Glass is the magic of frozen light," he famously said). Jenaer Glas stopped production in 2005, but the pieces are still being made under the brand name Trendglas Jena. The company's teapots, SIGN 0.6/1.2, won the 2013 iF design award.  Above: The German Glass Water Kettle is $49.90 from Kaufmann Mercantile. (Margot reports that her brother and sister-in-law love their present, but that the handle gets very hot.) Above: The  Glass Pitcher  is SFr 38 from Edition Populaire, and in the US, the  Large German Glass Pitcher is $38 from Kaufmann Mercantile. Above: The Straight Glass Teapot is £20 ($29.88) from the Canton Tea Co. Above: The Wagenfeld Tea Pot is €135.90 from Jenaer Glas (a similar  German Glass Tea Pot with Strainer is $54.90).    For more of our Glassware discoveries, take a look at: Curvaceous Glass Teapots and Pitchers from Pianoprimo 10 Easy Pieces: Basic Drinking Glasses Object Lessons: Iconic Cafe Ware from Duralex Glass with Heart and Soul from Holmegaard 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Glass Vases Under $30 More Stories from Remodelista Before/After: A Cool and Confident Kitchen in LA by Project M+ Remodeling 101: The Viking vs. Wolf Range Steal This Look: Hotel Covell's Glamorous Kitchenette






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