Essence snaps and liqueur glasses designed by Alfredo Häberli from Iittala.
This glass is a perfect example of how the Essence series takes the traditional and does something modern of it. Snaps and liqueurs are beverages that are associated with a traditional manner and is often reflected in the design of the glass. What, however, characterizes these glasses is their design.
These glasses have a longer handle than regular liqueur glasses are otherwise associated with. This gives them an extra elegance on the dining table. In addition, they also have a light and neat foot that is well balanced and slightly bigger than the actual cup. Like the other glasses in the series, these glasses are made of thin lead-free glass and is dishwasher safe.
The shape of the cup follows the form of the series with its broader bottom and narrow edge. The thin glass quickly absorbs the temperature of the drink, which fits well for those who prefer their liqueur cold. At the same time, the inward edging concentrates the aroma of the beverage to the nose. This makes the glasses also perfect for a warm and tasty liqueur.
Essence dessert wine glasses match the snaps of the midsummer evening as well as the liqueur to the coffee and dessert at dinner parties. A glass that puts a modern elegance on old traditions.