New York-based designer and RISD graduate Emily Rothschild is interested in making the ritual of medication both more convenient and more beautiful. Her carafe and glass set, called Medical Glassware, wraps the ritual of taking pills into the familiar bedside carafe, replacing clunky plastic containers and cassettes. By integrating pills into the bottom of the cup, medication comes out of the medicine cabinet and into central domestic space, no longer hidden.
A water carafe is topped by a cup with a false copper bottom. Inside is a small compartment that holds pills, which are visible through the glass. The set is currently produced to order, and are available directly from Emily.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.