Grape varietal specific stemware has to translate the “message“ of wine to the human senses. It features finely-tuned glass bowls consisting of 3 variables: shape, size and rim diameter.
ARCHITECTURE OF STEMWARE
Is determined by three parts: Bowl – Stem – Base. The design (the architecture or construction) of a stemmed glass has to relate harmoniously in size, height and width.
The size of the bowl has to correspond and synchronize with the height of the stem and the width of the base. The relation of these measurements determines the seamless proportion of the three parts. Table top long term “classics” are composed by the magic “golden architectural formula”.
Early glass architecture around 1920 took the lead, spear headed by three Viennese architects (Loos, Hoffmann. Ertl). Claus Riedel’s designs from the late 1950‘s reestablished and took this concept further as well as influence from French and Irish classics; creating this eye pleasing “construction”.