A glass designed to keep the user’s hand away from the bowl of the glass to prevent body heat from transferring to the white wine, which is intended to be chilled. A hollow lower region creates a barrier while being held by the user, as well as creating an illusion of suspension for the white wine. The narrow design with a slight, inward curve enables the gathering and focusing of aromas.
My design for the Handkerchief Chair was inspired by Vignelli’s paper model for a children’s version, which was never produced. In my design, sharp edges of the original were softened and new functionality was imbedded in the back portion to accommodate children’s needs.
The gestalt of the Empire Glass is the concept of “cuisine de terroir” as it is informed by the heritage of the spirit, Applejack and the upstate New York history of apple growing. The Empire Glass respects the rituals of experiencing fine Cognac and aims to bring Applejack, a powerfully American spirit, into that canon.
Designed as a set for sharing romantic times between lovers, the couples glasses enhance intimate moments between two people. Stemless glasses are designed to be comfortably embraced by palms while the infinity symbol-inspired base provides the perfect nesting curve for the glasses.
The Tea Ripple is a glass teacup design showing the contrast between movement and stillness. It includes a glass cup and a coaster. The wave forms on the cup’s surface show beautiful movement and also make it comfortable for users to hold even when the tea is very hot.
This side table was inspired by Vignelli & Associates “inclusive” Reclining Chair concept created for the Helen Hamlyn Foundation in 1998. In approaching my concept I intended to follow principles of universal design as well as those set by the Vignelli Canon.