KEIJI TAKEUCHI

 

 

 

 

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Whiskey glass in crystal with a thick icing at the bottom







2 types of glasses for Gin&Tonics. One Collin style for dry gin and a balloon shape with a short neck for more flagrant ones.







Family images for the entire collection
From the left: Old fashion, Balloon, Collins, Whisky and Highball.



Navilio cocktail glasses in crystal, Ichendorf Milano, 2022
Photo by Alberto Strada.

This project naturally started by talking about creating a Gin & tonic event during one dinner with the director of Tenoha Milano. He passionately explained to me about 2 big categories for Gin. Some are straight forward and dry while others are more crafted and more flagrant. Although wine glasses are designed to optimize the total experience of different kind of grapes, cocktail glasses are not so specific in this sense. We started by exploring two different directions for Gin cocktail glasses and we got carried away.
In the end, we ended up with quite a straight forward and simple design language. I basically just applied a gentle opening at the top and carefully studied the proportions. But the effect of this opening is very welcoming and makes the glasses more approachable. Each glasses are made by hand poured crystal and their icing at the bottom is naturally formed by the gravity. I enjoy this contrast of having a strict form factor and an uncontrollable results.


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