In 2001, Alfredo Häberli designed Essence with the radically simple idea to create a series that had as few glasses as possible while still being able to serve a full range of fine wines. Believing that simple forms enhance the enjoyment of wine, Essence glassware is modern and minimal with a thin lip for sipping which is rare in lead-free glass. The stems and bases are identical which express a remarkable sense of balance when the glassware is placed side by side. Sensually pleasing to grasp and handle, Essence makes fine wines even more enjoyable. Essence is among the most highly acclaimed glassware in the world, and won the iF Award and Les Découvertes Award.NEW Essence cocktail glassThe new Essence cocktail glass is ideal for bigger mocktails and cocktails. The large bowl has plenty of space for ice, decorative fruits and more drink. And when the party is over, the shorter stem ensures that the glass fits in the dishwasher. Choose a set of two or four as a gift or for yourself.