The amount of designs for contemporary glassware currently on the market is bewildering, but we see few collections as painstakingly constructed as the Revolution collection by Felicia Ferrone.
And the Art Institute of Chicago evidently agree; last year, her pieces were inducted into their permanent design collection.
The Chicago-based architect and designer who also works on architectural and graphic design projects, as well as spatial installations, first began work on the Revolution collection in 2001 while in Milan, where it was initially produced by Italian manufacturer Covo. By 2004, it had earned Ferrone a GOOD DESIGN award.
A little bit medical, (we're faintly reminded of petri dishes...) and quite a lot Bauhaus, her concept combines two glasses or bowls into one, so that the liquid contained within appears to float. The result is a show-stoppingly elegant series that deftly manipulates and orders line, level and surface.
The current generation of the Revolution Collection includes the award-winning Revolution wine and water glass, plus the new champagne flute, liqueur glass, carafe, large bowl, and small bowl.
Yup, you guessed it. Another M.E. wish list item.