NUS ID final year student, Tiffany Loy won this Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition 2009. Her work Martini Ice cold will represent Singapore to attend this year Global Final undertaken in London.
Winner: MARTINI ICE-COLD by Tiffany Loy Kai Yi
The clear blue bottle of Bombay Sapphire exudes a cool glacier, refreshing and relaxing atmosphere which inspire the design concept based on ice blocks and glaciers. Martini Ice-Cold is a glass that takes the form, texture and translucency of a ice-cold glass, providing the refreshing feeling of enjoying a martini. The slight frosted surface of the glass highlights its contours, smooth yet organic and approachable.
In addtion, there were another 4 NUS ID students have been selected as finalists and their works are shown in below:
CENTER OF GRAVITY by Lim Ruiwen
Center of Gravity is a stemless martini glass that is thin at the lips but thick and heavy at the base. The center of mass, perfect symmetry and near flat base helps keep the glass upright. Its seemingly gravity defying stance serves to intrigue users, drawing them to approach the glass with care, heightening the sense of value.
This martini glass represents clever simplicity drawing from the ingenuity and creativity of Bombay Sapphire.
FLUX by Lim Yi Xiang
Flux is inspired by the time and sense of someone enjoying a glass of martini. Where form and function are balanced to achieve a smooth flux in mixing and drinking, the design enhances the experience of drinking a glass of Bombay Sapphire cocktail.
The form of Flux reminds us of the jigger used by the mixologist, which has become a part of him, familiar in his hands. Having two ends that allow for different proportions, the mixologist can accordingly conjure up different mixes and proportions for a wide array of tastes and experiences.
In addition, its hourglass appearance invokes an image of time. The stem feels like it is slipping and flowing between the two ends of the glass, as if time is stretched and slowed down, urging one to slow down and savour the flavour of Bombay Sapphire.
SAPPHIRE BOSTON by Dominic Poon
Inspired by the Boston cocktail shaker, indispensable in the art of cocktail making, Sapphire Boston celebrates the perfection of skill and style that is infused into every drink made with Bombay Sapphire. The form blends and contrasts the precise angularity of a cut sapphire with the utilitarian simplicity of the Boston shaker, culminating in a tall, stable martini glass that can also be used as a Boston shaker to make cocktails.
THE PERFECT MATCH by Ang Wei Quan
The Perfect Match martini cocktail glass is inspired by the perfect blend of the 10 different botanicals. The design concept is about the ideology of Yin-Yang, where disjunct or opposing forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world, giving rise to each other in turn, just like how the drink is created. Yin and Yang are complementary opposites within a greater whole.
The design comes with 2 glasses, the alluring red for the lady and the sapphire blue for the gentleman, placed on the specially designed base. Both glasses complement each other and are meant to be inseparable. During a toast, the drink swirls, enveloping the opposites in the subtle aromatic flavour of the drink…the perfect match.
For more information about the competition, please visit Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition 2009
For the first time in Singapore, Bombay Sapphire will award a People’s Prize to the finalist that receives the most public votes. Members of the public who are 18 years or older can cast their vote online. The design that receives the most votes will be named the Singapore People’s Prize winner. All who voted for the winning design will also be entered into a prize draw. Both the People’s Prize winner and the winner of the draw will receive a Flos Glo Ball T1 table lamp designed by Jasper Morrison, worth more than $1000.
Members of the public who are 18 years or older can post their vote online from 1 August to 5 September 2009 through Facebook. View the eight final designs and cast a vote at firstname.lastname@example.org.