Inside Out Barware by AMT

While discussing the merits of insulated glasses, Amanda Clark pointed out these great glasses from Dutch designer AMT (?). I'm not actually sure if they're insulated, but they're quite attractive. From the designer's page:
the shape of a drinking glass reflects its content: columnar flute for champagne, curvy goblet for wine, short shot glass for straight liquor, stout highball for cocktails. but what if only the negative space of glasses assumes these iconic shapes? that’s the premise of amt’s line of pyrex glass barware. all glasses have the same outer shape, but pour in a drink and the glass’s inner identity appears.
Three of the planned four glasses sets are available at Charles & Marie. Product Page [ via Serious Eats]
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6 Responses to Inside Out Barware by AMT

  1. Subspace says:

    I’m not sure who did it first, but Bodum has been making the less sexy but affordable Pavina line for some time now.

    And as long that the glass is sealed all the way around (like the Pavina) then the cup is insulated by a layer of air. I have some of the Pavina line and prefer them for cold drinks because the insulation discourages glass sweat.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why don’t you consider air insulation?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I believe Alissia Melka-Teichroew developed the concept during school several years ago. A martini glass is the latest piece.

  4. Nicholas Weaver says:

    Actually, air like that is pretty good insulation even.

    The only thing better would be if they made it a full vaccume bottle, then it would be amazingly insulating.

  5. Adam Fields says:

    Also, the comment about the negative space is incorrect. It would be the negative space making the shape of the glass if the liquid went in the space between the frame and the bulb, but that would be rather pointless since you wouldn’t be able to see it (although, if you could fill both of them, you could use two drinks of different colors, which might be nice). As it is, this isn’t negative space, it’s just the same glass suspended within another glass.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The problem is the lip — there’s no getting around the fact that the Bodums (and these, one assumes) have, by necessity, a significantly thicker rim than the traditional glassware they impersonate. Looks attractive, yes, but probably feels like drinking out of giant insulated plastic tumblers.

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