OUT/ABOUT: MILAN 2014 – ELEMENTS GLASSWARE BY SCHOLTEN & BAIJINGS
Bottoms up with these beauties! Exposed at this year’s Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan, ‘Elements’ is the very ingenious union of J.Hill’s Standard and Scholten & Baijings. These stunning drinking vessels are sure to give breakfast in bed a cheeky spritz, or your next dinner party a new sense of elegance.
The brainchild behind J.Hill’s Standard is Anike Tyrrell a true visionary who is breathing life back into the Irish Waterford crystal industry. With one part ingenuity, a couple of traditional glass-blowing craftsmen and the collaborative mix-in of Dutch designers Scholten & Baijings, ‘Elements’ are the perfect receptacle for whatever drink takes your fancy. Tyrrell’s dream is not only to bring back the glory days of the glass craft, but also invigorate the industry with a glass blowing school for next gens. It’s big picture stuff and we like it.
In ‘Elements’, Scholten & Baijings have designed glassware that is exquisite in surface complexity yet beautifully humble in personality. In their own words, “the glass sizes are not prescriptive and suit a multitude of uses, from whiskey to wine to water”. They have amalgamated traditional patterns to fashion a new look book in glassware.
We are really looking forward to future collaborations between designers and J. Hill’s Standard (the pioneers of compounding glass to the superior production of crystal).