The set of tumblers, carafes, and decanters, Grip was designed by a contemporary Italian designer living in Vienna Marco Dessi. The decanter is inspired by Italian design classics. It can be used for wine and water alike, while the tumbler works perfectly well for beer or Scotch, especially in the cut version.
Dessí demonstrates how a seemingly austere design can show lightness and delicacy when executed by skilled craftsmen. The designer challenges Vienna’s revered glassmakers to develop a new lamella cut stippling the base of the glass, combining technical aesthetics and functionality as the ornament prevents visible scratches. Equally important to Dessi, is the intended haptic or ergonomic experience of drinking from the ‘Grip’ glass.
Mouth blown Crystal with hand cut pattern