The Bombay Sapphire Foundation has announced the launch of the world’s biggest international glass award, the Bombay Sapphire Prize 2008.
For the first time in its six-year history, the winner of the 20,000 Prize will be announced during the 2008 Salone del Mobile in Milan.
Source: Bombay Sapphire
Cutt is a cutlery made of 925 sterling silver. Geometrical correlating areas, accentuated through their folds describe the design of Cutt. Neither function nor ergonomic suitability for daily use are in the front. The design of Cutt focuses on the cultural development of european tableware in form and content. It squares up with the axiom of form follows function.
Designer: Thomas Feichtner
A satisfyingly substantial yet graceful curve of heavy lead crystal, Clarissa Bernings lens bowl is the essence of simple, functional beauty. Like the shifting patterns of milk in water, the fixed form of the crystal seems to dissolve upon examination. The character of the material and the techniques employed ensure that each of Bernings pieces is a unique variant of the prototype.
Designer: Claryssa Berning
Kosher salt– an additive-free salt with a flaky texture and a clean flavor– is typically kept in a large open vessel next to the cooktop, known as a salt cellar. A cook dips their fingers into the salt cellar and pinches a portion for use. This direct interaction with the salt is the impetus for the design of Pinch.
Designer: Craighton Berman
Topoware is a tableware collection that questions the landscape of dining. Taking inspiration from the recent popularity of geography as a media of communication (with Google maps ) and more specifically with topographic maps, which define heights of a landscape two dimensionally, Topoware in turn, “outlines” the dining experience.
Designer: Alexandra Deschamps & Karola Torkos
The interior walling decoration subdivides the content in a cell-like system. Physically, the liquid acts with a stable and steady gravity point making it easy to maneuver. While designed to an effortless drinking, it also prevents the liquid to swing out of the glass and directly over the next chest, floor, DJ’s equipment, your shoes or brand new shirt… It would easily be a success at your next rave party.
Designer: Pedro Miguel Fernandes
Teastick seeks to re-define the form of a tea-bag, such that it can also act as a stirrer for the user, allowing the user to enjoy the tea through stirring it easily. The simplicity of the form also allows it to be hung from the sides of a mug, so that the tag does not drop into the tea.
Designer: Lee Yun Qin
Simpleware is a versatile set of cutlery with customizable, interlocking metal trays. The flatware nests cleanly within the trays because they utilize neodymium (rare earth) magnets, to aid in the organization of the flatware. The flatware is made from martensitic steel (the hardest of all steels) and has magnetic properties.
Designer: Sean McGreevy
Bamboo may be accepted as a material for the furniture on the porch of your luxury lodge in Indonesia but that is about as far as we want to integrate it into our lives – until now that is. Naturally stain resistant, available in a series of rich, warm tones and equipped with a tensile strength superior than some grades of steel, this humble plant is starting to widen its appeal.
What is the function of a flower To look beautiful in a vase. So does Famia. A cutlery should look beautiful on the dining table. The outlines of Famia are so soft, smooth, curvy and feminine. The “famia” name comes from the latin words “feminile” and “familia”. The curves of each pieces are complementing each other while placed side by side on the dining table. There is a flowing harmony between the spoon, knife and the fork.
Designer: Mulu+Milano Design Studio
Cocktail glass designed for Bombay Sapphire Design Competition. The base of the cocktail glass is solid blue glass with a “dagger like” piece of silver which would go through it. The top part of the glass would then be melted to the piece of silver giving it a delicately, elegant appeal.
Designer: Adam Pockette
Drinking tea is a special time. Unlike coffee, where things are rushed at a breakneck speed, drinking tea is a time of introspection, and meditation. It is personal, spiritual and ceremonial. The Zygo teapot draws on these qualities to enhance the tea experience. The delicate yet sturdy ceramic frame embraces the stainless steel sphere in an engaging juxtaposition of form, surface, and material.
Designer: Shaun Redsar