GLI OGGETTI - ASKOS
Originally designed by Angelo Mangiarotti in 1986, the Askos carafe in frosted and etched crystal is produced exclusively for Poltrona Frau. The name and shape are inspired by the small amphorae used to store oils and ointments in Ancient Greece. The continuous rounded surfaces of the lower part of the vessel contrast with the oblique cut and curved shape of the handle, which offers a secure and ergonomic grip. The complex geometry is crafted entirely from hand-blown glass, a technique requiring the expert skill of master glass workers. The frosting and etching technique lend a transparent effect to the rounded glass surfaces and emphasise the sculpted nature of the design. The glass at the base and the upper rim is transparent to create an interesting interplay of light. The Poltrona Frau logo and the signature of Angelo Mangiarotti are engraved into the base.