Official Crystal Partner
Specially commissioned by revered German glassmakers Zwiesel Kristallglas, under its premium Zwiesel 1872 brand, the new Miele Guide Trophy is a fitting tribute to each of the Top 20 restaurants in Asia.
Conceived by designer Angelika Brig, this crystal trophy is composed of three purposeful elements. Its lower sections suggest solidity but with a sense of scale and symmetry. The ruby red colour is redolent of the earth, while the clear glass with which it is interlinked reflects a sense of transition. The third section introduces an element of asymmetry and movement. Its surface shimmers, to create a sensation of movement. The blue at its heart symbolises both the air and an intense blue flame, completing a movement from earth, through the air, to the element of fire.
The three components are produced in parallel by a team of seven glass-blowers, then inter-linked while still hot. This work is highly skilled and complex. The lower section is produced using glass coloured with a copper oxide to create its ruby colour. While this is still hot, the clear glass of the second section is nestled into it to create an intimate union. The intense blue flame within is created using an advanced version of the overcatch method, where clear glass is allowed to flow across the cobalt-blue interior, while being teased by the glass-blower, to create a unique surface rivulet effect.
The Miele Guide trophy is a true work of art that captures the spirit of excellence which The Miele Guide and the restaurants featured in it constantly seek to achieve. It also encapsulates Zwiesel 1872’s reputation for perfection, innovation and exacting standards of quality, as reflected in its stemware and other timeless handmade glassware.
Zwiesel Kristallglas is also renowned for developing the internationally patented Tritan® technology – a new, environmentally friendly, high quality crystal glass manufactured without the use of lead oxide. The exceptional brilliance, scratch- and break-resistance of Tritan® glasses from the Schott Zwiesel brand have made them the natural choice for the world’s top eateries. Over 3,000 restaurants, bars and hotels around the world choose to use Schott Zwiesel glasses.
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