Few glasses are as beautifully made as those by Lobmeyr. The Austrian designs sweeping curves, delicate feel and fine lines make them a stylists favorite. When I was making the rounds on the home floor of Bergdorf Goodman recently, I saw these Thom Browne - designed coupes for Baccarat and was instantly smitten. The thin walled glassware set resembles the sweep of the Lobmeyr, but they are updated with a border of four etched lines. Why would a menswear designer take on stemware? Apparently he would collect the coupe shaped glasses on his travels and had set his sights on a collection for some time. Baccarat is known for their genius collaborations, and it seems whatever Browne designs turns to gold. What a soignee way to toast the New Year and ring it in with style. There are still a few sets available at BG so make them yours if you can.
Photo courtesy of Dom Perignon
If you like to celebrate in style and are looking for the perfect bubbly to sip, there is always the 2002 Moet et Chandon Cuvee Dom Perignon Andy Warhol Tribute Label. Created by the talent at the Design Laboratory of Central St. Martin's School of Art and Design in London, Dom Perignon asked them to take the iconic Dom Perignon label and reinvent it in a Warholian style. They have come up with three labels in red, blue, and yellow that evoke Warhol's classic silk screen images. You can get individual bottles or a set of six bottles from Sherry Lehman, and just think, you don't have to consult your art advisor on this purchase!