Sebastian Bergne designs jug shaped like enormous water droplet

Sebastian Bergne designs jug shaped like enormous water droplet

London Design Festival 2016: British designer Sebastian Bergne's glass Drop carafe has been created to resemble an oversized droplet of water (+ slideshow).

Designed as everyday tableware, the jug features a bulbous, flat-botttomed base and a tapered neck. Its wide opening makes it easy to fill, and an accompanying black or white acrylic lid prevents spillage and doubles as a coaster.

Sebastian Bergne designs jug shaped like enormous water droplet

"It is comfortable, nicely balanced and very practical," said the designer, who previously created a glass, egg-shaped decanter that could be rested at various angles in a cork base.

Bergne has also designed a micro lab that encourages users to experiment with drinks flavours and customisable outdoor furniture for design brand TOG.

The Drop jug is handmade from heat-resistant borosilicate glass, so it can be used for tea as well as cold drinks.

The container can be combined with a generic Bodega glass, which fits neatly into the top, for those that want to use it as a personal carafe.

Sebastian Bergne designs jug shaped like enormous water droplet

The jug launched during London Design Festival 2016, as part of the 25 years of Editions by Sebastian Bergne exhibition, which brings together 25 objects created by the designer over the past quarter-century.

Bergne also launched his Cubit beer class at the event. It features an unconventional square body and hollow stem made from traditional hand tools, which can be used for adding fruit syrup or bitter liquor to the drink.

Sebastian Bergne designs jug shaped like enormous water droplet

The designer previously created similarly practical yet distinctive glassware for a wine-focused exhibition at London's Aram Gallery, featuring a set of glasses and decanters that could be joined together using corks.

Also debuting at this year's London Design Festival was a new range of glassware from Turkish brand Nude, including carafes and cupolas designed by Joe Doucet and Inge Sempe.