Carat is a collection of elegant, stemless drinkware designed to strike a balance between a stylish shape that is comfortable to hold and one that enables the best possible olfactory perception.
Designed by Kayiwa, these glasses are elegant enough to combine with formal dining settings yet durable and simple enough for everyday use, Carat glassware is suitable for every cold beverage – from cocktails to fine cognac, from juice to red and white wines, or even just for water. The diamond shape of the glasses allows them to be held in different positions, which can be varied according to the drinker’s preference or the type of beverage it contains.
Without a stem or sham, Carat’s equiangular and equilateral polygon form is designed to rest on any of its many sides. When in this inclined position, the glass increases the surface of the liquid exposed to air, enhancing aromas and allowing for oxygenation of fine spirits. The Carat collection also includes a multifunctional wine bucket that can chill both standard and magnum-sized bottles but can double as a unique flower vase.
Not to worry, this revolution in glassware will not topple over. Its innovative design includes details to make it virtually spill-proof, which makes it ideal even for picnics. When pouring contents, the glass is held vertically, and the top of the K logo indicates the absolute maximum volume to prevent the contents from spilling when set down.
Each flat plane enables the vessel to stay in position, but the edges are close enough that, when placed on a flat surface and given a gentle tap, the 24 Carat sides will spin on the central cone. This feature is ideal, for instance, for stirring and releasing the flavor and aroma of whiskey, as the motion simulates the rotational movement you would make with your hand while holding an ordinary whiskey glass.