Spotlight On Bodum

For about a year, I’ve had my eye on some particular glassware by Bodum, a company that consistently takes home design awards for its pieces. The glasses I’ve been ogling are from its Pavina collection of double-walled, hand blown glass, which keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold.

The design is modern and sleek, very Scandinavian; the parent company is Swedish. I find the size of the glass in my hand to be just slightly larger than I prefer, similar to Riedel’s stemless wine glasses, but I’m willing to overlook it because of my high appreciation for their form-function balance.

The only reason I haven’t picked up a set for myself is because of how much I’ve been moving around. But because a good thing usually disappears the moment I set my sights on it, I’ve decided to grab a set now while I can and stash them at a friend’s house until I can move back to the U.S. for good and not worry about shipping glassware all over hell and back.

Two 12 oz. glasses sell for $19.95 directly from the company’s web site or at brick-and-mortar stores, including Crate & Barrel ($9.95 per glass) and Macy’s, which sells them for $19.98 for a set of two as “everyday value” or EDV items, meaning Macy’s discounts don’t apply.