The Design Plus competition is held at the world’s leading trade fair, Ambiente 2017, with a special one-off theme of “Ethical Style”. Unusual design and product sustainability were the focus of the international jury. A total of 86 exhibitors submitted products of particular ecological quality and unique design for the preliminary stages. The gourmet stemmed glassware FINESSE by SCHOTT ZWIESEL was particularly impressive with its striking kink in the chalice, the flowing form and the elegant, timeless contours. The jury honoured the patented and lead-free Tritan® crystal glass for the ecological production methods used to produce the glasses in this range. “We are delighted about this prestigious award for FINESSE. As the Design Plus competition this year was not judged solely on design, but also on sustainability, this is both a fantastic acknowledgement of our company’s innovation culture and our ecological commitment” said Gerhard Frank, Brand Manager of SCHOTT ZWIESEL.
The esteemed Design Plus competition has provided visitors to the Ambiente trade fair with powerful guidance for more than 30 years. The distinguished products will be presented in a special exhibition in the Galleria 1 between hall 8 and hall 9. FINESSE by SCHOTT ZWIESEL, together with 22 other products that also won awards, will be presented to the professional audience at Ambiente 2017.
FINESSE. FINESSE – the finest glasses for unrivalled pleasure.
The FINESSE gourmet stemware stand out because of their sophistication and elegance. The delicately extended stem of the glass flows smoothly into the chalice, giving the range an elegant, timeless contour. No matter whether for the festive table or a classically laid table, FINESSE gives every arrangement a special sophistication. FINESSE gives every arrangement a special sophistication. A striking kink in the chalice supports the different wine and grape varieties perfectly and provides a generous surface area for the delicate bouquet to unfold. The tapering funnel also pools the scent molecules together in the glass and paves the way for an intense and authentic sensory perception of the individual flavours.
The aromas of the classic wine varieties – Bordeaux, Claret, Burgundy, Chardonnay, Riesling – are perfectly presented. Glasses for sparkling wine/Champagne and water complete the collection. The range is the perfect accompaniment for at home and in exclusive catering.
Tritan® crystal glass: Technology for the utmost pleasure
Perfect form, radiant shine: The patented Tritan® crystal glass collections from SCHOTT ZWIESEL combine functional design, natural materials and an enduring sparkle. Working together with TÜV Rheinland the products are continually optimised in terms of ecological considerations. The development of the internationally patented Tritan® technology by ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS marks a new milestone in the history of glass production. Modified raw materials as well as an innovative manufacturing process create a crystal glass of the utmost purity. A unique composition, automated material and mixture supply and computer-aided process monitoring guarantee a constant high level of quality and unrivalled splendour.
Functional, stylistically confident design, natural materials, the highest level of stability and surface strength – these product features are valued by over 3,000 restaurants, bars and hotels and other establishments, many of which are at the very high end of the catering and hotel industry. Tritan® crystal glass sets ecological standards by not using lead, one of the heavy metals. Through its efforts, ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS’s aim is to achieve a sustainable ecological result for all processes and products. The crystal glass manufacturer from the Bavarian forest already has an ecological profile for the Tritan® crystal glassware from an independent institution (ISO 14040:2009) with a low carbon footprint, which will continue to be reduced throughout the day-to-day process. This is how ZWIESEL KRISTALLGLAS achieves sustainable transparency through Corporate responsibility.
TRITAN® PROTECT has been enhanced with an innovative surface finish, which significantly increases the breaking resistance and resilience of the glass by means of aspecially tempered stem surface. If the glass is tipped over or exposed to heavy stresses in the dishwasher, it is even better protected.