20 Everyday Objects
Geometric vacuum bottle. Its cylindrical black base tapers toward a cylindrical grey top with pointed spout and angular handle.

Geo 1-Litre Vacuum Bottle

Designed by
Nicolai Wiig Hansen (born 1979)
Produced by
Normann Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
20.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm

The Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, gift of David A. Hanks in memory of Liliane M. Stewart, 2014.8

The geometry that gives Geo its name is seen in Hansen’s composition of two cylinders in contrasting colors, a sharply angled spout, and rectilinear handle. The circular button on the top for opening the spout echoes the cylinders. This gives the overall shape rigidity, lacking the soft curving handles and spouts associated with the traditional jug form. 

Produced in six color combinations, Geo holds a litre of hot or cold liquid. In 2013, it won the Red Dot Design Award for excellence in highly functional design.