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 Set of Two 12 Oz. Tumblers||4" H||Unavailable|
|Essence 7 Oz. Champagne Flutes||9" H||Unavailable|
|Essence 11 Oz. White Wine Glasses||9" H||Unavailable|
|Essence 15 Oz. Red Wine Glasses||9" H||Unavailable|
|Craftsmanship:||Machine Made Glass|
|Glasses In Set:||2|
|Product Category:||Wine And Champagne Glasses|
|Type:||Assorted Wine Glass Set|
iittala Essence Stemware Set
Simple and Elegant
Barbara from Boston, MA– Verified Buyer
Very nice, just a little pricey
Lucia from Lexington, MA– Verified Buyer
What's not to like? They are stylish but understated and dishwasher safe. The table looks awesome with the addition of the glasses and stemware.
60% Price Increase--what's up?
Disappointed in Bothell from Washington– Verified Buyer
I bought a set of four in each piece of the Essence and was planning on buying more. When I saw the price increase from the [$]per stem that I paid--forget it! :-(