We no longer present the glass that raised us during our childhood, when we ate at the canteen with all our classmates. We had fun guessing our respective ages, before looking at the solution at the bottom of the glass. We also competed for whoever was the youngest. What we didn’t know, however, is that the number comes from the manufacturing mold used during the glass’ creation process. We were far from imagining the remarkable magic that operates inside Duralex® factories, and the French know-how behind our favourite tumbler.
Each day, we were delighted more and more while going to the canteen and continuing these innocent children’s games, our Gigogne® tumbler in hand. These memories will remain engraved in our memories forever, and Le Gigogne®, previously a simple object for everyday life, will be sacred as a cult and mythical object.
Glass dimension: 8.0 x 7.7 (cm)
Glass capacity: 220ml
Qty: 6 glasses
Dimension: 16.5 x 24 x 8.1 (cm)
Qty: 72 glasses
Material: Tempered Glass
Since 1945, Duralex® has been a pioneer in tempered glass technology, a process in which we are the industry leader. Our factory in La Chapelle-Saint-Mesmin was the first in the world to produce tempered glass tableware. Through constant investment and commitment to quality, Duralex® has achieved a level of excellence that drives the brand’s success around the world. Our company is indisputably recognised as the leader in tempered glass.
What makes Duralex® glass so strong is the tempering process. It consists of rapid ventilation cooling of the entire glass product, which has been previously heated to a temperature of approximately 700°C. This treatment creates controlled stresses in the glass that improve most of its physical qualities: resistance to mechanical stress and thermal shock (sudden temperature change). This makes Duralex® glass at least 3.5 times more resistant to mechanical stress than an annealed (standard) glass product. It is resistant to thermal shock of at least 130°C.