Diario takes this mass-produced object and combines it with cut-glass craftsmanship to obtain a unique tumbler with a handmade texture.
This everyday tumbler is found all around Mexico in restaurants, houses, hotels and fondas. It holds the proper ammount of liquids for daily drinking. One can quickly drink a full glass of water if thirsty or sip it through a meal. The type and thickness of the glass used allows the tumbler to hold hot liquids, use it in a dishwasher, use it for baking, and endure heavy use and minor falls.
Commercially, this tumbler is known as a "coffee tumbler", an odd name since few people would choose a tumbler for drinking coffe but appropriate as it speaks of its resistance and endurance. Diario takes this mass-produced object and combines it with cut-glass craftsmanship to obtain a unique tumbler with a handmade texture.
Cut-glass is a technique that uses aluminum oxide discs to engrave decorative or functional textures on glass. Typically such decorations are loaded with ornamental representations in baroquesque style and require complex and time-consuming production processes and the use of different shapes of discs to engrave. The Diario cut-glass tumbler is decorated with straight parallel lines that show the craftsman's pulse and evince the control over the technique while making the production more efficient.
The resulting patterns create a beautiful optical effect when the tumblers are placed toghether and their lines intersect with each other's and when water is poured into them. Each of these four tumblers has a different arrangement of parallel lines that go through various levels of dexterity: vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and a combination of all three. These four tumblers have an elegant appearance of honest craftsmanship for the everyday use.