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Brilliant: Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass


Currently in 4th Place for the “People’s Prize†in the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Awards, we like Frida Jeppsson’s submission titled “Brilliant." It is one of 21 entries from young designers from all over the world.

Representing Sweden, the 24-year-old Stockholmian's entry is a marriage of form and function creating a perfectly balanced piece that remains true to the brief of the prize. Jeppsson explains, “The shape of the glass is a result of my interpretation of the brand and the sapphire stone, a gemstone often used to embellish one self. The shape is clean and simple to make the glass gender neutral and to discreetly remind the user of the a brilliant cut diamond.â€

The Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Award is one of the top design contests in the world for young designers. Each year the contest challenges emerging designers to create their own take on the martini cocktail glass. Thousands of young designers from over 20 countries entered this year with only one designer from each country progressing through to the grand final held this September in London.


This year People’s Prize offers all fans of design their say on the 21 international entries with online voting running until 15 September. The winner of the People’s Prize will automatically go through to the final round of the six designs which will be judged for the overall prize by some of design’s most revered names. The winner will win £10,000. Have a look and vote for your favorite at Bombay Sapphire.

Images by Kim Nilsson.