Glassware for sake sophisticates wins Wallpaper* Design Award – Wallpaper*

Definitely one of The solely methods to savour sake, We now have found, is to current it in dreamy glass vessels.  Definitely one of our perennial favourite glassware models is by Hans Harald Rath, who, in 1952, created the ‘Alpha’ collection for Viennese crystal specialist J & L Lobmeyr. Impressed by a copper beaker from The center Ages, The simple pitcher (above left) and tumblers are Made from crystal-blown muslin glass and stay a timeless Method to serve sake, water or wine. 

Our two completely different vessels of selection, ‘HopStep’ (above centre and again) and ‘Cloud Pipe’ (above proper), have been designed by Aldo Bakker for Waterford crystal specialist J Hill’s Regular. That consists of the Dutch designer’s signature whimsical shapes (see extra Inside the exhibition ‘Aldo Bakker: Pouring Vessels’ On the Kunstmuseum Den Haag, till 7 Might 2023), they recurrent, respectively, a bouncing tick mark and the puff of smoke produced by a pipe. 

Honoured Inside the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023 as Our biggest Spirit Lifter, this superb glassware deserves a toast. Kanpai! 

Pictured prime: ‘Alpha’ mini sake pitcher, €110; ‘Alpha’ sake tumblers, €36, all by Hans Harald Rath, for J & L Lobmeyr (opens in new tab). Restricted-version ‘HopStep’ crystal vessel (opens in new tab), worth on request; ‘HopStep’ in brown glass, £129 (opens in new tab); ‘Cloud Pipe’ in amber glass, £86 (opens in new tab), all by Aldo Bakker, for J Hill’s Regular. Assemblage 2 sake, £125 for 72cl, by IWA, from Hedonism Wines (opens in new tab). ‘Assam’ supplies in 0008, £151 per m, by Sahco (opens in new tab)

The winners of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023 are revealed Inside the February 2023 problem, out there in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple Information +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* right now (opens in new tab)