Designer Alfredo Haberli utilized his background in the hotel and restaurant business to integrate an in-depth knowledge of wine with his own vision of wine appreciation in the creation of the Essence glasses; wine glasses that focus on the seductive power of wine. Extra-tall glasses rise confidently out of equally sized flat-bottomed plates in a demonstration of thoughtful design. Together the glasses stand tall, and serenely balanced. Essence has found the essential meeting points of tradition and modernity, celebration and everyday use.
- Blown Glass
- Width: 5.8 cm / 2.3 inch
- Depth: 5.8 cm / 2.3 inch
- Height: 23 cm / 9.1 inch
- Volume: 7 oz
- Dishwasher safe
- Non-leaded crystal
What started as a glass factory in Iittala, Finland, today celebrates generations of essential objects that are made to enrich people’s everyday lives. Iittala believes objects should be distinctive, combinable and multi-functional, with lasting design that inspires individual use and expression.
The progressive philosophy of Iittala's design heroes, Kaj Franck and Alvar Aalto, still inspires to keep Iittala forever relevant. They don’t just create beautiful objects. They believe in timeless design that will never be thrown away.
Iittala Essence Champagne Flutes (Set of 2) Designed by:
- Alfredo Haberli , 2001
“Designed for festive people, people who love wine…” - Essence Plus Glasses for Iittala, 2013
Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to Switzerland in 1977 and graduated with distinction in Industrial Design in Zurich. Today, he is an internationally established designer based in Zurich and is working for some of the leading companies of the international design industry such as Camper, Georg Jensen, Iittala, Kvadrat, Luceplan, and Vitra. He manages to unite tradition with innovation and his work is strongly influenced by his early childhood in Argentina as well as his curiousness and studies in everyday life. The results are works with a strong expression and emotionality.