Drawing on the design world’s current fascination with anatomy, the Cuore (Heart) carafe presents a beautiful, if not slightly unsettling, view of the fragility of the human body. The piece, designed by Liviana Osti, is composed of two carafes nestled in the form of a human heart. It is a reminder that one should drink as much water as wine.

Osti designed the piece as a response to a challenge given by Milan showroom Paolo C. to students (herself included) at Bolzano University. The directive was to design a tableware collection, which the company subsequently produced, centered on themes relating to eating habits, food, and health.

Made from transparent blown borosilicate glass (more popularly known as Pyrex).