William Warren

London based product and furniture designer
Domestic Products

Drunk Wine Glass


This design grew from the observation that when identical objects roll off the production line, it is the mistakes that have more quality and personality.

With the difficult craft of glassblowing, the more skilled you are, the more perfect or identical your blown pieces will be. The better you are at the craft, the more your output will look like a machine had produced them. It seems a shame that one of the aims of the skill is to hide itself.

The ‘Drunk’ wine glass was blown by highly skilled craftsmen, but only after they had been drinking wine. It shows a little more clearly that it has been blown by a craftsman and not a machine. The wine forces the mistakes and the otherwise standard glass takes on the character of drinking wine.

Link to glass on Trico’s website

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