by Thomas Fukuyama
one: Spiegelau, the world’s oldest glass manufacturer, has introduced the new Beer Classics collection to enhance the pleasure of drinking fine beers. Made with Spiegelau’s trademark qualities of design excellence and durability, the Beer Classics collection combines function and aesthetics as a welcome departure from the awkward, clunky glasses that proliferate in the marketplace.
(From left) Lager ¥3,675 (2 pieces), Tall Pilsner ¥3,675 (2 pieces)
Wheat Beer Glass ¥3,990 (2 pieces), Stemmed Pilsner ¥3,675
(2 pieces). Tel:03-5775-5024 www.spiegelau.com
two: ‘Swing’ curved tumblers, bring gorgeously bright colors colors to your table. Colors include orange, light blue, purple, red, blue, green, in a set of 6. Perfect for a house warming or bridal gift.
MoMA Store, ¥8,820, www.momastore.jp
three: Sennheiser HD800 are the flagship headphones from the internationally renowned audio technology brand. Incorporating Sennheiser’s most advanced driver technology, these open, circum-aural dynamic stereo headphones redefine what reference-level audio is all about. Premium parts have gone into their production – the transducer is encased by a precision material made of stainless steel. In terms of connectivity, these headphones utilise specially-designed, four-wire, high-performance connections with Teflon insulation. Sennheiser HD800 ¥160,000.
four: Glass from Nachtmann convinces through its unique brilliance, lasting tone and the significance-bearing weight of the lead crystal. A total of 691 employees devote themselves to the artistic design and craftsmanship of the magnificent material lead crystal. In production, great value is placed on top quality standards, the finest raw materials and pioneering and especially environmentally friendly technology. The results are glass accent pieces the flawless perfection of which is perceptible to all the senses. The most popular piece is this Bossa Nova plate, now available in Japan.
Dancing Stars, Bossa Nova, Large plate ¥5,775. Small plate ¥3,675, www.nachtmann.com
five: New Wave Caffe “Colours of Arabia”is the trendsetting, creative range from Villeroy & Boch – one of the world’s largest producer of ceramics with over 260 years of history. Its unique shape is so pure, cool, and very different. NewWave Caffe “Colours of Arabia” is the fourth stage of the Villeroy & Boch’s journey through the world’s most famous coffee growing regions, after Africa, Central/South America, and Indonesia. The four decorative themes reflect the tradition of Arabic design andcolors so typical of Middle Eastern culture.