Alfredo Häberli was born in Buenos Aires in Argentina in 1964, but moved to Switzerland in 1977, where he trained as an industrial designer at the Höhere Schule für Gestaltung in Zürich, graduating in 1991. Since 1993 he has had his own design studio, with his most famous works being the stripy porcelain he designed for the Finnish company Iitalla, furniture for Mosors and furnishings for stores such as the Camper store in Paris and the Kvadrat showroom in Milan. Over the last 17 years, Alfredo Häberli Design Development has become a prestigious international design studio. Mr. Häberli has taught at design schools throughout Europe and the United States, and has participated at a host of exhibitions worldwide. He has also received a number of prestigious awards for his work. Alfredo Häberli finds inspiration for his elegant, minimalist designs in everyday life – gathering impressions into themes so he can always draw on them if he suddenly finds a use for them in a new context. His products are so ingeniously simple, they can all be described in just a few phrases. One method he uses is to keep observing his work again and again throughout the process: "Observing is the most beautiful way to think. I am constantly discovering new things in a single object," he says about his work.Extra-tall glasses rise confidently out of equally sized flat-bottomed plates in a demonstration of thoughtful design. Together the glasses stand tall, and serenely balanced. Essence has found the essential meeting points of tradition and modernity, celebration and everyday use.
|Essence 15 Oz. Red Wine Glasses||9" H||Unavailable|
|Craftsmanship:||Machine Made Glass|
|Glasses In Set:||2|
|Product Category:||Wine And Champagne Glasses|
|Type Options:||Assorted Wine Glass Set, Red Wine Glass|
Questions & Answers
iittala Essence 15 Oz. Red Wine Glasses
C. from OR– Verified Buyer
I ordered a number of different glasses and stemware from this site, including this set. All arrived fairly quickly and no complaints
robert from Buffalo, NY– Verified Buyer
I have had wine glasses in the past but nothing can compare to these, having a glass of wine is now wonderful.
Tamara from NYC
Great style, light weight, and led-free. Too tall doran average dishwasher though. Overall, one of the best glasses out there.
Elegant and Modern
Emily Drappi from Wayland, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 50 Reviewer
I have been pining for these wine glasses for ages and finally splurged. I love the angular shape of the glass -- it's so elegant and modern, a really nice upgrade on my old set from Ikea. I feel very chic drinking from them.
Great glasses but BIG
Ales from West Hollywood, CA– Verified Buyer
These are great wine glasses but be aware that they are big and tall. They barely fit in the dish washer.
David from Cambridge, MA– Verified Buyer– Top 500 Reviewer
Got these along with the white wine version. Good looking. Have had them for 3 months and haven't broken them yet!
love the design. enjoy using them.
persephone from brooklyn– Verified Buyer
they are taller than what I had before, so on a dinner table they are quite tall.
Graceful design, sturdy performance
glass-lover from Los Angeles
This is just a beautiful wine glass that looks delicate but is quite sturdy. I haven't managed to chip or break one since I bought them over a year ago.
Replaced 1 broken glass with 2 new ones!
MK cooks~ from Albany NY– Verified Buyer
We love these glasses - I did break one but on the whole (I have 9 now) they have held up well and are very attractive. The bowl is too narrow for me to put my hand in so I use my Bosch dishwasher and they survive fabulously.
Can't stop buying these!
Peter the pourer from Los Angeles, CA– Verified Buyer
I can't stop buying them, because I keep breaking them when I wash them!