A Minimal Whiskey Glass that Emulates its Intoxicated User
Rhode island school of design
'Tipsy' is a contemporary spin (no pun intended) on the standard whiskey glass that makes it hard to take your eyes off your drink. It can only rest at a seemingly precarious angle, and it engages its user to try and tip it and watch it wobble.
The glass has a unique bottom-seeking weight dynamic in the hand
'Tipsy' in action!The tipping motion, while fun, also helps aerate the whiskey
Acrylic rod being hollowed on Bridgeport mill
Final passes made on lathe to attain even wall thickness of 1/32"
'Tipsy' was an independent project I made during my Junior year at RISD. It was born from a simple yet striking mental image of having a solid steel base and an acrylic body merge seamlessly into a minimal, bottom heavy whiskey glass that can only rest at an angle.
The glass seeks to engage users both older and young to hold it in their hand, experience its unusual weight dynamic and watch the whiskey aerate itself as the glass mesmerizingly wobbles in circles.