Working with master glass blower Gert Bulée from national glass museum Leerdam, we worked on contemporary design ideas for the act of drinking genever, a traditional dutch liquor.
Looking at the iconographic form of genever glasses lead to questioning the kind of similarity it, that makes them all alike. The outside curve of the tulip shape can be distinguished as the common feature: though this curve comes in various executions, it becomes the very notion of the genever glass. Using this generic outside curve of a genever glass in a modular mould setup, it is possible to manufacture various different glasses, starting with a high resolution (many curves), that is close to the known shape of a tulip glass, proceeding to a lower resolution (less curves) and consequently more freely constituted surface.
During Dutch Design Week 2018, the glasses where blown live in the exhibition at Beeldenstorm Eindhoven by master glass blower Gert Bulée.