Factory Visit: Riedel the Wine Glass Company

Exploring production at three European locations and learning from the 11th generation CEO

Chances are, you’re drinking wine wrong. It’s likely that you do not even know what it’s really supposed to taste like. We aren’t talking about trendy wine clubs, refrigerator temperatures, or even what kind of wine you should be drinking—this is about wine glasses. Riedel’s business is built around designing the perfect glass for different styles of wine. After venturing to the Czech Republic, Austria …

Handcrafted Crystal by J.Hill’s Standard

Anike Tyrrell's vision to revive Waterford's legacy through modern glassware, created in collaboration with Scholten & Baijings and Martino Gamper

When Waterford native Anike Tyrrell founded J.HILL’s Standard she had a view in mind to revive an industry that she had personally seen diminish over two decades. For many years, Waterford, Ireland, was synonymous with Waterford Crystal—the masterfully made glassware that stood as a symbol of handcrafted prestige. While Waterford the brand may have reached a fever pitch many years ago, Tyrrell did not want …

Vienna Design Week: Bertille & Mathieu + Lobmeyr

The French-Swiss duo reinvents an iconic company's products in a sweet collaboration

by Adam tch As part of Vienna Design Weekwhich concludes this Saturday, 5 OctoberFrench-Swiss designers Bertille Laguet and Mathieu Rohrer (Bertille & Mathieu) are currently collaborating with iconic glassware and lighting company Lobmeyr. And Leonid Rath of Lobmeyr says, “They are as sweet as their project.” Now in its seventh edition, the eventcurated by Tulga Beyerle and Lilli Holleinis highlighted every year with its Passionswege …