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Thursday, 4 December 2014

‘Spill-proof’ wine glass launched!


A San Francisco-based design company has created what it claims to be a “spill proof” wine glass after four years of research.

The brainchild of Superduperstudio, if knocked over from upright, the “Saturn” glass falls on the wide curved edge above its base, keeping the contents inside.

“These glasses are our re-imagination of a traditional Italian glassblowing technique, which we appropriated to prevent messy spills and stains.

“Four years of research and refinement has culminated in Saturn glasses that are surprisingly light and satisfying to drink from,” the company said.

The glasses are the result of a collaboration between graphic and industrial designer Christopher Yamane and designer Matthew Johnson.

To prepare the material for each cup, the molten glass is shaped by hand before being blown into a mold in Oakland, California.

Each glass is then annealed overnight, a process that involves slowly cooling the glass to strengthen it.

“One downside for not having a stem is how the temperature of your hand affects the temperature of the wine, but isn’t such a big problem for red wine,” Yamane told design website Dezeen.

The price of the Saturn glass, which can hold between 125-175ml of wine and can be stacked, has yet to be revealed.

Source: http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/