Fatto a Mano Performance

Traditional Venetian craftsmanship meets the impeccable machine-blowing technique of the 21st century.

In 2019 Riedel will present Fatto a Mano Performance, which is a combination of two successful series and marries refined craftsmanship (for the stem and the base) and the precision of a machine (for the bowl).

The principle of combining the fine arts and craft was already advocated by Walter Gropius, the founder of the Bauhaus movement. And it also played a significant role in Riedel’s designs from an early stage. Function and a focus on the essentials are the most important parameters for all Riedel products. Fatto a Mano Performance is yet another example of this. The reduced black in the stem or in the base plate forms a deliberate contrast to the transparent bowl with a subtle optical effect. “Form follows function”, the guiding principle of the Bauhaus style, has again been perfectly implemented here.

Fatto a Mano can therefore also be seen as something of an homage to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus, explains Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th generation and managing director of the family business.

Riedel Fatto a Mano Performance is produced in the factory in Kufstein. The glasses in this series are made of crystal glass and are dishwasher-safe.

The variations are: black stem and transparent base, or transparent stem and black base.

Available as Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Champagne glasses, each individually packed in a gift box.

Fatto a Mano was the first grape varietal specific glass collection with coloured, handcrafted stems – a milestone in the company’s history. Performance, the first machine-made glass collection with the “optic impact”, wowed the international wine world with its particular functionality within only one year of its commercial launch.