It’s Foodie Tuesday!
After a weekend of over indulgence for our American readers it may be hard to believe that this is just the start of the holiday season, but there are definitely still festivities to come, and that’s why this post is dedicated to designer glassware. Along with silverware, glassware touches the lips making it integral to the dining experience. If you want to really wow your guests splurge on the good stuff and say goodbye to mismatched wine glasses. Here are a few examples beautifully designed drinking vessels that will keep things sparkling for a long time to come:
Bib&Sola make some fun and fabulous handblown glassware. I am especially smitten with this Ash carafe and glass set in rainbow hues. Truly a unique piece that will look just as spectacular on a shelf as on the table.
chisel glassware (set of four) from zgallerie
Give your guests the Midas touch with this set of gold foil-enhanced glassware. Wouldn’t these be completely lux on a holiday table? You can also get the same set in silver, but I’m especially partial to the muted gold.
Mori Sake Cups from canoe
This petite set of sake cups are not technically glassware because they’re made of ceramic, but they are too cute to ignore, and completely gift-worthy. Each cup feautures a unique grooved pattern that influences how the cup is held. They even come in a little pine box for gifting or storage.
Whiskey has become the cool drink in town. Connoisseurs know there is both an art and a science to drinking whiskey and these designer glasses take care of both. The elegantly rounded base nestles in the hand and the shape ensures that temperature, aroma and volume are all in perfect alignment.
wheelie bike pint glasses by vital
Like bicycles and beer? These pint glasses by vital combine great design and a relaxed sense of whimsy. They’re also probably a great present for your impossible to buy for younger brother. He will be pleased, I promise.
Revolution Glassware from luminaire
Last of all is the Revolution set that I hesitate to categorize as glassware; they are much more like sculptures. The volume proportions of each glass are a play on positive and negative space. This is really a set for collectors and aficienados of great design.
Those are just a few of my top picks, but I think glassware, more than any other table accessory, is a matter of personal preference. When looking for new glasses pick them all up and hold them a moment until you find one that feels just right.