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Whiskey glass in crystal with thick icing at the bottom

Two 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
List of items from the left:
Old fashion, Balloon, Collins, Whisky and Highball.

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

This project naturally started by discussing creating a Gin & tonic event during one dinner with the director of Tenoha Milano. He passionately explained to me about two big categories for Gin. Some are straightforward and dry, while others are more crafted and flagrant. Although wine glasses are designed to optimize the total experience of different kinds of grapes, cocktail glasses are not so specific in this sense. We started by exploring two directions for Gin cocktail glasses and got carried away.
Ultimately, we ended up with quite a straightforward design language. I 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 glass is made of hand-poured crystal, and the icing at the bottom is naturally formed by gravity. I enjoy this contrast of having a strict form factor and uncontrollable volumes.