10 Underrated Glassware Sets — By Iconic Designers — That You Can Buy Right Now
Did you know that the iconic Italian architect Cini Boeri made glassware? We did not, at least until we read the dining-objects timeline we helped commission for MOLD Magazine‘s second-ever issue (which we guest-edited and which we’re excerpting on the site today!). As it happens, the Boeri glasses are actually kind of famous — they appeared in the film Blade Runner (which, uh, we’ve never seen) — but still, it got us thinking: Did other iconic designers make cool wine glasses and whisky tumblers that we didn’t know about? If so, was it possible to still buy them? Could the tyranny of this wine glass (a nice glass, to be sure, but one that’s been used in pretty much every design editorial ever) soon end? Oh, we had no idea: Turns out epically cool glassware sets by a murderers’ row of iconic designers — Ettore Sottsass, Enzo Mari, Gio Ponti, Joe Colombo, and Achille Castiglioni among them — have been hiding out in plain sight on the internet (half of them are even available on Amazon!). We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites here, but we highly recommend doing some internet sleuthing of your own as well.
Cibi Old-Fashioned Glass by Cini Boeri, $142 for a set of two
Conversazione Highball Glass by Enzo Mari, $137 for a set of two
Sferico Glass Collection by Joe Colombo, price upon request
Angelo Mangiarotti Bibulo Highball, $420 for a set of 6