8 Modern Barware Designs
Fancy a drink with the help of these eight modern barware designs sure to delight. Cheers to drinking in style!
Cheers, friends. Today we toast to a good year gone by and a brand new one just beginning. And what's NYE without a bit of bubbly? These classic Aarne champagne glasses were designed by Göran Hongell for Iittala in 1948, and would be a special treat to clink and drink from to ring in 2010, or celebrate any special occassion to come.
Yes, the same Royal Doulton known for traditional floral-printed china churns out these mod stainless steel cocktail utensils. The set doesn’t skimp on utility (it includes a strainer, stirrer, knife, and bottle opener) but also doesn’t take itself too seriously, as witnessed by the colorful handles.
Colorado-based designer David Rasmussen recently released a line of wooden cafe trays that is the perfect blend of modern-meets-craft. What started out as a small commission for a local restaurant blossomed into full-fledged product series. "The first ones I made got such rave reviews that I decided to make a second batch," says Rasmussen. "I sold those about as fast as I could churn them out. Then, I refined the process of making them and diversified the line by adding three new sizes and started producing them this spring." Carved with a CNC router and finished by hand, these plates come in maple or walnut with a neon trim and were launched at the AD Home show in Los Angeles. The plates come four sizes and retail for $42 to $52 a piece. For more information, click here.
With looks that reference the trombone greats who called London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club home—and a double-walled construction that will keep your concoctions fresh—this cocktail shaker is a barware must.
Don’t be fooled by this seemingly simple-looking carafe—the Wine Breather has a few tricks up its sleeve. It holds an upside-down wine bottle in place as it drains, and its silicone seal functions as a funnel when you need to pour wine back into the bottle. Never fuss with extra gizmos again!