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Inventions We Can Live Without?

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

I spotted today a new wine glass design through a Twitter conversation – it is called “Revolution Glass”. You can see an image here (scroll down to see all of them):

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/30/view/18079/martin-jakobsen-revolution.html

I never held it in my hands, but just looking at the pictures of the glass itself and then people using it, my first reaction is to call it an invention we can live without.

Assuming that this is a traditionalist talking in me and even accepting that I don’t understand modern form and design (don’t think so, but will accept it) – what do you say? Would you like to use a wine glass like that?

  1. Emil
    January 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    I have seen a ton of goofy and completely useless “reinventions”, as i am sure you did too, but this one might be different and I wouldn’t dismiss it outright. Here’s why:
    I agree that it looks like it would be uncomfortable to hold, but if you think about how you normally hold the wine glass – unless you like the pretentious 🙂 stand hold – this is no different. And regardless of whether you hold it with stem down or on the side the opening would be offset from the top which should create a bit of a dome effect and I would imagine capture more evaporate. I could be off by a mile here, but I would guess this glass would at the very least amplify the nose…which should in turn influence the taste, hopefully for the better. Table swirl might not work with this one anymore but then again it might not really be required.
    So, to answer your question – a definitive yes, I would love to try this glass.

  2. talkavino
    January 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for the comment Emil, and pretentious or not, but I do hold my glass by the stem as I don’t like to warm up the wine. I can try most everything, including this glass, but I’m still not convinced… It is an Architect talking in you 🙂

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