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Clear Kimura Crumple Stemmed Glass - tortoise general store
Clear Kimura Crumple Stemmed Glass - tortoise general store
Clear Kimura Crumple Stemmed Glass - tortoise general store

Clear Kimura Crumple Stemmed Glass

Regular price $84 Unit price  per 

Description:
This handmade wine glass is sculpted to resemble a crinkled paper bag. Designer Makoto Komatsu plays with form and texture in this piece, which adds an element of surprise to your drinking experience. The uneven surface of the glass is not only visually exciting - it also accommodates a comfortable grip. This 1980 design is in MOMA's permanent collection.

Variation:
Due to its handmade nature, you may notice slight variation in the appearance of each tumbler, including tiny bubbles and stretch marks. These are natural variations from glass blowing and not a sign of imperfection, but a mark of beauty.

History: 
Kimura Glass, one of Japan’s premier glass companies, has been handcrafting unique and functional glassware since 1910. This crumpled glass was designed by Makoto Komatsu, whose works have been collected by museums like MoMA and V&A. Komatsu describes the "Crinkle/Crumple" series as the most important work of his career. The line was inspired by accidental paper imprints he would notice on plaster molds used for mass producing ceramics.

 

Measurement:
3" x 4", 4oz
10 oz

Materials: 
Glass.

Care Instructions:
Hand-wash only. Not dishwasher safe. Avoid stacking these cups - layer with a protective cloth if absolutely necessary.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

 

Clear Kimura Crumple Stemmed Glass - tortoise general store