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  • I'm very interested in the things that you use every day

  • I mean, literally, if you do a list of the things you touch

  • and use every day

  • it's so fascinating how many of them are badly designed

  • You know, we put so much attention into big buildings or fancy chairs

  • but in fact if you look at that list

  • of the things you touch every day

  • there's quite a lot of work to be done

  • Not here, but in the rest of that list

  • So, this glass is designed by Ingegerdman

  • Swedish glass and ceramics designer

  • It was designed in 1961

  • Its imperfection is a large part of its perfection

  • It's not quite straight even though it's a modern shape

  • It is exactly the right dimensions for what it needs to do

  • in terms of the width of the top and the base

  • Its tactility in your hand, its weight

  • the lip is gently rounded so it doesn't cut

  • You're putting it in your mouth It's a very intimate act

  • So all of those things have been considered

  • and it has a softness, a care

  • and you know that somebody's really thought about it

  • You can't reinvent the spoon or the bowl or the glass

  • I mean, there are certain essential parameters

  • that have evolved over thousands of years

  • but of course, you can always reinterpret those

  • and so, it's finding that balance between the two

  • where it doesn't become sort of funny shape-ism

  • but still feels relevant and fresh

  • and I think this strikes the perfect balance

I'm very interested in the things that you use every day

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