Grip by Marco Dessi for Lobmeyr


Italian designer Marco Dessi has created a set of glasses and decanters for Austrian brand Lobmeyr.

Called Grip, the collection features a ring of incisions where the base and walls of each piece meet.

The text below is from Dessi:

Drinking set no.281 - "grip"

Marco Dessi, an Italian designer who studied in Vienna, designed a series including tumbler and decanter, which should attract people to a joyfull everyday use.

2010 the series has been expanded to 8 items. One of Dessi's ideas was to show how a rather technical looking design comes to life, if it is produced by skilled craftsmen.

A special lamella cut has been developed, which should suggest a technical aesthetic and functionality. Similar to the series Adolf Loos designed for Lobmeyr, visible scratches on the glass bottom are prevented by this ornament.

At least the same importance is assigned on the haptic pleasure when drinking from the glass -literally the "grip".

Posted on Wednesday March 17th 2010 at 10:33 am by Catherine Warmann. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Sleek design.

  • modular

    I dig this design. We want simplicity back. Congrats Marco and congrats Lobmeyr.

  • antepostnow

    “grip” … no idea where they seek the “grip” in a bottle/glas – me not at the bottom … lobmeyer, get a grip! the alpha, hoffmann and loos ask for a bit more!

  • peeween

    Rockin’ & Rollin’ Mr Dessi!!

  • Al-Ishaq

    Fragile on the top edge and firm on the bottom.

  • It is a nice example of a simple aesthetic but refined, because refinement lies in the details and did not pop up at first glance to our eyes as fashion. This series of glasses and decanters can become timeless because it is not a fashion…

    BRAVO l’Artiste!

    François Beydoun

  • This one is really good. Appreciate the final output.

  • Albrecht Alvensleben

    so nice marco…alles gute mach weiter so

  • Bravo Marco! your project is perfect!

  • snir

    looks old

  • Vera

    elegant, timeless design!

  • No idea what all that ‘grip’ thing is about – but this is sweet! Nice forms.
    I’ll take it!