Top Barware: Stölzle Lausitz Receives International Award


Weißwasser (Germany). It is no secret that Stölzle Lausitz is consistent in its product development. Consistent is also the step to apply the proven glassmaking competence and creativity in the area of glass cutting. And this is now being rewarded: the new series from the established NEW YORK BAR glass collection, "Club" and "Manhattan", have made it all the way to the top. They were awarded the Tableware International Award of Excellence 2021 in the 'Barware' category at the beginning of May.

While the NEW YORK BAR glass collection from Stölzle Lausitz concentrates on the essentials in its straightforward design language, the two decorative cuts "Manhattan" and "Club" each give the after-work drink as well as the aperitif or digestif a special touch.

"Manhattan" picks up on the up-and-coming straight lines of the city district of the same name, while "Club", a diagonal cut, lends the glasses a stimulating dynamism.

Like the design itself, the finish of the matt cut is strikingly reduced. The lines of the straight "Manhattan" cut and the diagonal "Club" cut each take the lead here in the eye of the beholder. The high-quality clear crystal glass corresponds casually with the opaque cut. Depending on the content of the glass and the colour of the drink, the light refracts playfully on the individual lines.

The international 21-member jury consisting of representatives from the retail and tableware design sectors also recognised the idea behind this classic stylistic device with the Tableware International Award of Excellence 2021. "It is the first time for us to win this prestigious award among 176 submissions from leading brands worldwide. We are extremely pleased that we have made it to the top of the winners' podium with our aesthetically sophisticated cuts," says Saskia Schimann, Marketing Manager of Stölzle Lausitz, referring to the design expertise of the glass manufacturer.

In addition, the company was nominated as a finalist in the 'Hospitality Glassware' category with its 'STARlight' series. The STARlight goblet glass series has a pronounced lightness ‒ very close to mouth-blown glasses. This is because Stölzle Lausitz is one of the few glass manufacturers in the world to use the machine-blown process to achieve a consistently high quality. The gracefully slender stem, with a diameter around ten percent smaller than that of conventional machine-produced glasses, and the delicately thin-walled goblet lend this series of glasses a decidedly attractive elegance. The fact that these glasses also have the characteristics of breakage resistance and dishwasher suitability is typical for the products of the German glass manufacturer.

"It is not unusual for Stölzle Lausitz to receive awards, but this international recognition of our glassmaking art 'Made in Germany' is a milestone that underlines our reputation in the long term," emphasises Saskia Schimann.