ISSUE 36  |  The British House

10 Easy Pieces: Quirky Glassware

September 09, 2015 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

When your too-considered tabletop needs an offbeat note, opt for quirky glassware as a full set or a motley assortment. Here are our favorite drinking glasses: the artful, oddball, and intentionally imperfect.

N.B.: Stay tuned for our stemmed edition of quirky glassware to come.

Above: From Milan-based Turkish designer Defne Koz, the Glass Tumblers are 24 percent lead crystal and are hand silk-screened in silver; $195 for a set of 6 at Garde.

Above: The Duralex Melting Glasses by Loris et Livia are Duralex glasses melted into a unique shape; €14.90 each ($15) at Merci.

Above: Malfatti glassware, in an assortment of shapes and sizes, is made of lightweight but durable borosilicate glass (lab glass) and is available directly from Malfatti Glass or at March. For more on the brand, see our post Malfatti Glass in Beacon, NY.

Above: From Kinto, the Grey 300ml Dew Tumbler is made of recycled glass; $10 each at Steven Alan.

Above: The Pomegranate Double Old Fashion is a handmade drinking glass with a greenish tint; $16 each at Canvas.

Above: Mouth-blown in Paris by a married couple under the name Laurance Brabant, Spiraled Glasses are individually made; $46 to $60 each at ABC Carpet & Home.

Above: Handblown in California by Studio Palanquin for Quitokeeto, the Cabrillo Glass has a patterned surface for $32 each.

Above: At Canoe in Portland, Oregon, Glacier Glassware are drinking glasses made in Japan and mimic the form of natural ice forms with their faceted bases; $12 for a 10-ounce tall glass.

Above: Patricia Urquiola’s Jellies Short Tumbler Glass designed for Kartell is $76 for a set of four at Y Lighting.

Above: From J. Hill’s Standard the Element Series Whiskey Glass is geometric crystal that is made and cut by hand; €160 ($178) per tumbler at Makers & Brothers.

Above: Designed by Silo Studio for Wrong for Hay, the Tela Tumbler is clear glass with a lightly textured surface; £9 each ($13.75) at TwentyTwentyOne.

And for more on the subject, see our Trend Alert: Your Grandmother’s Cut Crystal Makes a Comeback. If something simple is what you’re craving, have a look at our posts.