Kurt Josef Zalto's design of the Universal Glass Josephinen No.2 receives the esteemed "Best of Best" Iconic Awards 2022
The Josephine No.2 Wine Glass won the "Best of Best" in the Kitchen and Household category in the Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior. The award recognizes the very best designs in all interior design sectors globally.
The Iconic Awards set the trend barometer for the furnishing sector. Its competition for interior architects, product designers, and object developers honors the best of the best from the furnishing sector and interior design, creating a unique platform for networking. There were 9 categories in which 450 participants from 19 countries were rigorously evaluated.
The Judging criteria included: degree of innovation, design quality, ecological sustainability, ecological quality, ergonomics, functionality and usability, longevity, marketing concept, marketing innovation, overall concept, product aesthetics, practical value, safety, and accessibility.
Driven by the vision of finding the archetypal wine glass, Kurt Josef Zalto has spent years developing an entirely new glass shape. The JOSEPHINE is a handmade glass that stands out visually and sensually. Its unique kink design allows the taste and aromas of the wine to develop and unfold in the glass. At the same time, the glass is so fine that you almost have the feeling of holding the wine in your hand.
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Named for love, forged with skill
Josephinenhütte reawakens the lost art of mouth-blown glass for the modern wine aficionado. Master glassmaker, Kurt Josef Zalto, revived the historic glassworks in 2019 with the vision and skill to translate the brand’s pioneering soul for a new generation. Initially founded by Count Leopold von Schaffgotsch in in 1842, the studio broke craft barriers in its time. To create glassware with such passion that it deserved the name of the Count’s beloved wife Josephine, artisans pushed the medium of glass.
About Josephine No 2
Height 24 cm, diameter 8.6 cm
As a proper universal glass, it ensures that the flavor of every white wine, red wine, and even beer can perfectly unfold. This glass is suitable for every occasion. Enjoy a high-quality wine with this high-quality glass.
About the Glasses
Josephinenhütte original wine glasses are uniquely designed to be light yet resilient, enhancing the taste and sensory experience. Calling on the values of historical craftsmanship, each Josephinenhütte glass is mouth-blown by skilled artisans in Europe, ensuring a balanced, organic quality that cannot be surpassed by machines.“What we have done is built on the rich foundation the brand’s history presented us, elevating it to a level to match the desires of the modern consumer who is more aware of quality than ever,” says brand CEO Marcus Meyer.Each glass is hand-formed as a single harmonious piece, designed to open the wine’s flavor, develop its color and expand its dimensions. Through their distinctive form, Josephinenhütte glassware is crafted to delight every sense while staying true to its roots of artistic innovation.