Superduperstudio designs "spillproof" wine glasses

“One small downside for not having a traditional stem seems to be how the temperature of your hand affects the temperature of the wine, but isn’t as big of a problem in the red as the white,” Yamane told Dezeen. Earlier this month, Claesson Koivisto Rune unveiled a rework of the Champagne flute designed to optimise the experience of aromas from the sparkling drink. Wine glasses are usually designed with stems to prevent the transfer of heat from the hand to the liquid. While prototyping the designs, Superduperstudio developed a technique of creating wooden moulds so they could quickly and cheaply make multiple versions each day. “Superduperstudio has adopted a traditional Italian glassblowing technique to design these spacey, spillproof glasses,” said the studio’s founders: glassblower Christopher Yamane and designer Matthew Johnson. To avoid spillages at the dinner table, San Francisco duo Superduperstudio has shaped these wine glasses so they rest at an angle when knocked over (+ movie). The vessels are hand-shaped then blown in a mould in Oakland, California. Saturn Wine Glasses by Superduperstudio don’t have a traditional stem and base, but instead are indented around the bottom of the bowl. We’ve also featured a collection of wine glasses influenced by the Seven Deadly Sins. Related story: Kate Moss’ left breast used to shape Champagne glassWhen knocked from upright, the vessels tip to rest on the wide curved edge above the base instead of falling horizontal and spilling the contents.

Updated: 03.12.2014 — 02:11