Kate Gerwin from the USA has been named the winner of the Glassology by ONIS third edition, with her Design, The Glitch.
On November 6, six finalists presented their design and how it elevates the drinking experience, with a drink served in the replica of the glass they designed. After a tough judging session, the judges agreed that Kate Gerwin deserved the trophy.
"Winning this competition is not only an honor but a dream. As bartenders, we always look for ways to make our drinks shine, and glassware is so important to our creative process. Having the opportunity to create my own design and see it produced for the world is indescribable. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the chance to compete with such incredible bartenders who are so talented. What an experience!" said Kate.
Kate describes her design, The Glitch, as alternative, unique, artful, and functional. Her inspiration came from Eero Aarnio, a designer known for his unique and functional designs.
As kate states, “I am passionate about design which is different and playful, but at the same time functional. I love serving cocktails in a Collins glass with a clear, spherical ice cube. However, the standard cube can sometimes hide the cocktail's color. The Glitch’s unique design allows the cube to slide down, preserving the drink's integrity and showcasing its vibrant colors."
A huge thank you to Andre Masso, Dor Ohana, Georgi Petrov, Sergej Platonovs, Yefry Avilera!