Soft Lines and Curved Glass
Essence Plus is a glasses series which displays the clearness of the Essence series by Iittala – but with a special „plus“: The lines are softer, the shape more curved. Alfredo Häberli thereby achieved in keeping the reduced design approach of the original series.
The Essence drinking glasses were designed with a simple basic idea: With as less different glasses as possible, Alfredo Häberli still wanted to serve noble wines in suitable, correct glasses. The Essence Plus glasses by Iittala are a wonderful example for clever design, as well as the “normal” Essence drinking glasses.
The glasses by the Finnish manufacturer spread a marvellous impression of balance when they appear besides each other. This impression emerges since glass pillar and base have the same dimensions in every item of the series, while the cups have similar proportions. The glasses are easy to hold and pleasant to be touched – we suspect the enjoyment of a great wine to even rise with them.
The Essence Plus glasses are dishwasher safe. There is a decanter available in the Essence Plus series by the Finnish manufacturer Iittala, suiting the glasses.