Since being introduced in 2008 as a sales tool for wine distributors, the Govino wine glass design has been making some major waves…
“Shaped much like the Riedel O tumblers but at a fraction of the price, these reusable, recyclable glasses are made from a flexible polymer that reflects wine’s colour and aromatics much like crystal. “We tested all kinds of polymers,” says Joseph Perrulli, who designed the award-winning glasses with Boyd Willat. “We looked at viscosity of the wine, how it rolls down the inner wall of the glass, the way the aromatics project, the color, everything.
Now a third wave of interest is building as govino hits the design and housewares market. After getting shelf-space at trendsetting shops like the MoMA and Cooper-Hewitt museum shops in New York and ZeroMinusPlus at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, it’s become the hot new gift item. Soon there will be champagne flutes, too. Launching ! August in SA, they’ll arrive just in time to supply some casual elegance to those outdoor Summer weddings”
Find out more about the design HERE.
Photos courtesy of govino.