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In 2001, Alfredo Häberli designed Essence with the radically simple idea to create a series that had as few glasses as possible while still being able to serve a full range of fine wines. Believing that simple forms enhance the enjoyment of wine, Essence glassware is modern and minimal with a thin lip for sipping which is rare in lead-free glass. The stems and bases are identical which express a remarkable sense of balance when the glassware is placed side by side. Sensually pleasing to grasp and handle, Essence makes fine wines even more enjoyable. Essence is among the most highly acclaimed glassware in the world and won the iF Award and Les Découvertes Award.
Building on the popularity of his Essence collection, Häberli has taken the simple, innovative design of his wine glasses and added curves that entice the eye and fit the hand. Everyone feels better after a deep breath and with Iittala's Essence Plus Decanter, wine gets better after a bit of air. Perfectly sized to open-up the rich aromas of any wine, the decanter begins to merge the wine with just the right amount of air as soon as it's poured. Part of the Essence Plus Collection, Häberli crafted this collection with distinct design and feminine form. Please note: wine shown for illustration purposes only.