Wallpaper* explored glassware sets for every occasion for this edit of drinking vessels, pitchers, tumblers and coupes. From minimalist, everyday kitchen glassware to the best wine and cocktail glasses for dinner parties (and more), we select the finest glassware in every format, created by the best designers and contemporary brands.

Browse our edit of glassware sets for every occasion

Essential everyday kitchen glassware

Small glasses on a bright blue round table, by Hay

Name: ‘Glass / M’
Brand: Hay
Price: from £4

Simple and sturdy, this trio of minimalist drinking glasses by Hay is available in small, medium and large sizes. Compact and stackable, the essential design allows for the drinking glasses to double as a bowl for snacks. 

Clear glass carafe without handle

Name: ‘Piuma’ collection
Brand: Ichendorf Milano
Price: from £16

Designed by Marco Sironi, the ‘Piuma’ tableware features an entirely transparent design that perfectly showcases the quality of Ichendorf Milano’s Italian craftsmanship. As its name indicates (meaning ‘feather’ in Italian), ‘Piuma’ is a light and elegant collection. We particularly like the essential cylindrical design of the milk jug (pictured).

Minimalist dinner party glassware 

Minimalist glasses in various heights and diameters designed by Fferrone and containing white and red wine and whisky

Name: ‘Revolution’ collection
Brand: Felicia Ferrone, for Fferrone
Price: from $160

Originally designed by Felicia Ferrone in 2001, this glassware set marked the debut of the Amercian designer’s brand. Each glass has two sides, one deeper and one more shallow, allowing for multiple functionalities within the collection. The idea for this dual-sided approach was the result of an evening dining with close friends, Ferrone recalls, as seen through her trained architect’s lens. ‘The glassware reinvents the landscape of the table with its minimalist architectural forms: wine, water, cocktails and soup all appear to defy gravity with the floating effect of the hollow opposite side.’

Three tumblers and one bottle in thick crystal glass with striped engraving

Name: ‘Scotch’ tumblers and carafe
Brand: Robert Stadler, for Lobmeyr
Price: from €238

The ‘Scotch’ whisky set is named after its intended purpose but also offers a play on words as it may refer to Scotch tape, which inspired the hand-engraved tape-like strips on each side of the tumblers.

Colourful glassware

A pitcher in glazed glass with pink graded colouring shown on the white table with plates and glass boxes with the same colour motif in yellow and orange
Photography: Jeroen Van De Gruiter

Name: ‘Pigmento’ collection
Brand: Formafantasma for Nude Glass
Price: from €63

This collection of glassware by Formafantasma includes pitchers, cake domes, dishes in various sizes and glass boxes, defined by a coloured gradient in pink, yellow and gray on mouth-blown crystalline glass that displays a sandblasted matte look. 

Several thin glasses of different sizes, colours include yellow, lilac, green, blue and pink
Photography: Thomas Albdorf

Name: ‘31.3 Polygon Glassware’
Brand: Omer Arbel for OAO Works
Price: from $575

Bocci founder and creative director Omer Arbel created the OAO Works’ ‘31.3 Polygon Glassware’ in collaboration with a Czech glassmaker, who uses ancient colour formulas to make pieces and then supplies Arbel with his leftovers. These pieces are used to make glasses and prisms in shapes derived from a mathematical problem known as five-fold tiling. 

Variations on a theme: cocktail glasses and champagne coupes

Drinking glasses by Tom Dixon, with rocks and lemons in the background. Included are clear glasses for water, champagne, wine and cocktails, they all feature a black glass base

Name: ‘Puck’ collection
Brand: Tom Dixon
Price: from £65

Tom Dixon brings playfulness to the table with his contemporary cocktail glassware, which pairs a satisfyingly thick base, reminiscent of ice hockey pucks, with elegant geometric forms, such as cylinders, cones and spheres. The collection creates a stylish set of consummate companions for our cocktails.

Four champagne coupes in clear crystal with thick engraved bases

Name: ‘Half Cut’ champagne coupes
Brand: Lee Broom
Price: £80 each

British designer Lee Broom references the thick shapes of decanter stoppers to create the base of his champagne glasses. Each of the four vessels is mounted on a distinctive, etched base, with the option of mixing and matching from the collection to create a glassware set. 

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