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10 Easy Pieces: Basic Drinking Glasses

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by Janet last modified Jul 27, 2011

Is there anything more satisfying than a stack of well-proportioned drinking glasses (especially in the summer months)? Here's our latest roundup: Above: Jasper Morrison Glass Family Set for Alessi; prices start at $8 for the water glass at Unica Home. Above: Iittala's Kartio tumbler, a classic by Finnish designer Kaj Franck, is available in two sizes: the 7-Ounce Kartio Tumbler is $10 and the 13-Ounce Kartio Tumbler is $13 at Unica Home. Available in clear, gray, or several shades of blue. Above: A French classic, well suited for drinks from wine to water, the Picardie Glass from DWR. Highly durable, the glasses come in a set of six for $25 (for both the large and the small size). Above: Vaken Glasses from Ikea; a pack of four is $3.99. Above: Heath Ceramics recently came out with a line of simple table glasses, handblown in West Virginia. We especially like the Heath Straight Side Glasses (tapered glasses also offered); $24, $26, and $28 for sets of two in short, medium, and large sizes. Above: Made of heat-resistant borosilicate (laboratory glass), the delicate Orskov Glasses are deceptively durable and are microwave and dishwasher proof. Available in seven sizes; the largest is 6 inches tall, and the smallest is 2.5 inches tall; prices start at $5 for the mini size, $7 for the small squat glass (perfect for red wine), up to $9 for the extra large at Peter Miller Books in Seattle. Above: Made in Poland, the delicate but resilient Gio Clear Glass Tumbler is available in a set of six for $21 at the Conran Shop. Above: The delicate yet sturdy Svalka Glass from Ikea is a great staple; the glasses disappeared for a while from Ikea, so we were pleased to note their reappearance; $4.99 for a set of six. Above: Dosa Tumbler from designer Christina Kim; $4.25 each from OK. Above: The BottleHood Short Glass (11 ounces) is made in San Diego from recycled wine bottles; $19 for a set of two at Heath Ceramics; also available in a 16-ounce size. Above: The micro-thin Marta Cooler Glass holds 18 ounces (two additional sizes available) and is $2.50 from CB2.






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