Size, shape and texture work together and affect the drinking experience. To preserve the bubbles, highballs made with tonics or sodas are best served in narrow glasses like the Level glasses (top) designed by Ctrlzak for Luisaviaroma. Elsewhere, cordial glasses—known as pony glasses—are used for serving digestifs, specifically after-dinner liqueurs to sip as the evening winds down. Even in its smallest iteration, Ultima Thule glassware by Iittala in collaboration with Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala (middle), is one of the most iconic. Finally, glass artist František Vízner and Czech brand Bomma have modernized the champagne bowl (bottom)—the vessel of choice for French nobility who, instead of savoring champagne, treated it more like a shot of whiskey. TwitterFacebookPinterest This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance.