High Rise — Tumbler
By Keiji Takeuchi
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This iconic form for the water vessel and the cup was born by playing and connecting two conical volumes.
Thanks to the nature of this shape, we are able to build glass towers like the buildings we see in cities. Its unique detail for the connection point was achieved by studying a way to fuse two elements in glass.
The matching carafe from the series allows the tumblers to nest inside of the top of creating a unique storage opportunity as well as acting as a lid.
Designer Keiji Takeuchi, Japan (2018)
Material Borosilicate glass
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1977, Milan-based Keiji Takeuchi graduated with a bachelor in product design in New Zealand and also did his scholar study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers in Paris during 1999.
In 2005 he began as a designer at iconic Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa's studio. After working at Fukasawa’s office in Tokyo for 7 years, he moved to Milan and set up Fukasawa’s European satellite office
In 2014, Takeuchi started freelancing in addition to working for Fukasawa eventually leading the the establishment of his own studio in Milan.
Founded in Germany in the early 20th Century, Ichendorf moved to Milan in 1990. Renown for quality and craftsmanship, Ichendorf is a specialist in hand-blown glass tableware and decor objects producing a mix of contemporary and classic designs.