Sip pretty with these tabletop treats in the sweetest of shades...
Colourful glassware is one of the simplest ways to dress a table, whether morning, noon or night. So it’s pleasing to see so many pretty coloured tumblers to choose from.
Our edit spans those from the High Street – hello yellow stripe tumblers from Zara, great for a family breakfast (and now in the sale) – to those you might only want to use with your most well-behaved friends, yes we’re talking ’bout you, beautiful Rosanna Murano tumblers.
There are the Incalmo glasses by Jochen Holz, free-blown using the unusual and highly skilled lamp working technique; a process which along with the flowing forms of hot glass, allows the artist an improvisational element to the work, which results in these unique pieces.
Also handcrafted are the fabulous and fun Party tumblers, designed by Federico de Majo for Zafferano at Heal’s.
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For stylish crowd-pleasers, see the spiked blue glass tumblers from Polkra or the Raami tumblers by Jasper Morrison for Iittala – both beautifully elegant in their design yet stand-out enough to add character to your table (and without a price tag that could induce feint panic whenever a guest gesticulates).
Tom Dixon’s dual coloured, double walled Bump glasses are a play in transparency and translucence, while Oka’s set of four Arlecchino tumblers would bring a relaxed vibe to mealtimes with their variety of colours.
For the eco-conscious, Nkuku’s Ozari tumblers are hand made with recycled glass and finished with a hammered technique, giving them a pretty shimmer that works as well at a sunny summer lunch as a late candle-lit dinner.
Don’t forget, tumblers are not just for drinking from either. Most of these pretty glasses would make a beautiful vessel for tea lights dotted along a table too.
So read on for colourful tabletop inspo.
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Designed by Federico de Majo and available in blue, green or yellow, this tumbler has been hand-worked and hand-blown into a classic elegant shape with a fun bubble detail.
Made with Murano glass these beautiful tumblers are available in a mix of red, amber, blue, turquoise and green stripes for serious statement style at the table.
The subtle pattern of this Jasper Morrison design adds character to the table, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This pretty set of four tumblers comes in a mix of attractive shades: white, bronze, pink and blue for a stylish table setting.
Designed by Jochen Holz, an award-winning contemporary glass artist, each piece is a one-off, handcrafted by the lampworking technique.
The striking look and feel of these Portuguese "biquinhos" or spiked glasses is true to the original hand-cut design of 1901, as produced by the Nova Fábrica de Vidros Marinha Grande. Now manufactured by the press method, they're robust, long-lasting and dishwasher safe.
These shimmering tumblers have an eye catching finish that glistens in the light. Each tumbler is handmade from recycled glass and finished with a hammered effect which makes them great for tea light holders as well as water glasses.
Inspired by laboratory apparatus, Bump is an exercise in double walled glassmaking and a play in transparency and translucence.
These irregular yellow stripes create an all-over polka dot print design from a distance.