Posted 5 months ago
CLAUS JOSEF RIEDEL - AUSTRIA / 1970'S
found these tonight after a very hard day at work . these were 3 for $1.00 , no damage . very beautiful shot glasses . unique in there own way . these are very cool:)
Claus Josef Riedel (1925-2004) had a vision. He changed stemware from traditional coloured and cut glass to plain, unadorned, thin blown, long stemmed wine glasses.
He gained immediate recognition from sophisticated customers and museums. Many design awards signalled that a new era had began. Museums bought pieces for their exhibition, like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which today still has Riedel in their permanent collection.
Based on his unique designs, Claus Riedel was first in history to recognize the effect of shapes on the perception of alcoholic beverages. His work has influenced and changed the appearance of stemware forever. His master piece "Sommeliers" was introduced in Orvieto, 30 years ago, the first ever stemware line to be based on the character of wine.