Velasca Water Set

$285.00

  • For water, for wine or for whatever else you like!
  • Set includes four Velasca Acqua Glasses and a Velasca Carafe by R + D Lab from Milan, which you can read more about here.
  • Mouth-blown by artisans in Italy and made of durable, lightweight 100% borosilicate glass that is sourced from the company that invented it in 1893.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Glasses hold 10 ounces. Carafe holds one liter.
     

Not to get all Science Fair on you, but borosilicate glass is made up of about 15% boron trioxide, an ingredient that changes the behavior of glass and makes it thermal shock resistant. This allows the glass to resist extreme changes in temperature—it can go straight from a freezer to an oven without cracking and withstand temperatures of up to 932 °F. And so, this glassware can be used for both hot and cold beverages. Imagine serving hot chocolate with this set!

Using borosilicate glass leaves a low carbon footprint as it is made from naturally abundant materials and does not require excessive mining. If handled with care, borosilicate glass will last a lifetime.