My mom has had one of these thermal carafe's for years, and this year she gave one to us for Christmas! It's produced by Stelton of Denmark, and the designer is Erik Magnussen. It has such a simple design, but with great little details, like the curve of the handle. And the stopper on the top is perfect - no turning to figure out if it's open or not. It has a counterweight, so that as soon as you pour, it opens.