Glasses Archive

Musical Glasses

The Musical Glass is a wine glass turned into a playful instrument perfect for dinner parties. The graphics on the glasses are musical notations that correspond to the level of the liquid in the glass and will accurately produce the correct note when the user runs their fingers along the rim of the glass.

A full set of 12 glasses will cover a complete octave on the keyboard. Just fill or drink to the appropriate mark to start the liquid orchestra.

The glasses are now made from Austrian crystal and produce a crisper note.


Calici Caratteriali

Calici Caratteriali is a series of experimental wine glasses that Gumdesign created for the Abitami show during the Macef home show in Milan this month. These are some seriously cool wine glasses. I particularly like the one with the spout.

Helix Series Eyewear from Monoqool

A winner of the red dot award, the design of this eyewear series is inspired by the shape of a spiral, translating it into a delicate design – it features sensuously appealing functionality, yet at the same time also presents a new approach towards the understanding and construction of eyewear. The eyewear is focused around a spiral hinge of avant-garde appeal that is fascinating to almost any beholder – it makes the hinge look like a refined accessory, but actually it the basic design element.
Helix Series, by Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek, Tools Design, for Monoqool

Yves Béhar’s DIY Spectacles Help Mexican Students See, Learn Better

“See Better to Learn Better” is a free eyeglasses program in partnership with the Mexican government. The collaboration between the non-profit and Yves Béhar/fuseproject has lead to Collección Escolar 2010. A collection of customizable and iconic corrective eyewear that is specifically designed for students, ages 6-18 years old.

The glasses are designed with two part frames that are fully customizable with top and bottom colors that can be mixed and matched to fit all children’s personal choices.

The glasses, produced by Mexican eyeglass manufacturer Augen, are designed to be worn beyond the classrooms utilizing materials, advanced Gilamid plastic, with its hyper-flexible property, making them practically indestructible.

Students can also create their very own pair of glasses with their favorite styles, size and color combinations through the special options catalogue.

“The aim of “See Better to Learn Better” is to provide a solution to children in families that cannot afford the high cost of an eye exam and eyewear. The program gives a free eye exam administered in schools and students pick their own frames. The prescription and desired frames are produced locally by Augen, a Mexican company, and then delivered to the schools.” – fuseproject