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cupa glasses & wood holder

by Daniele 'Danne' Semeraro $90.00

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  • the story

That's the Spirit!

The inspiration for this appropriately tipsy glassware was found in a small wine bar in Florence, Italy, Daniele "Danne" Semeraro's present home. After accidentally snapping the stem of a wineglass, the Swedish-born designer concluded that the glass's stem was superfluous, both from an aesthetic and a technical point of view. He set forth to design a modern glass that would behave like a traditional piece of stemware but wouldn't need to go to such heights to do so. With this set, Danne cleverly displays his true design heritage, by mixing modern, Scandinavian functionality with Italian style and elegance.

Each down to earth tumbler twirls ever so slightly to aerate cupped wine, brandy, or whisky in order to develop aromas and delicate bouquets. The glasses are designed ergonomically to fit snuggly in the well of the drinker's palm, allowing each person to warm beverages ever so slightly with his or her touch. Add the wood tray to provide an exquisite, sculptural resting spot for glasses between sips. Wood tray is made in Los Angeles, California. Glasses made in China.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Item ID
21432
Made from
glass, solid walnut wood
Measurements
See below for measurements
Notes
Glasses: 4.25" H x 3.75" diameter; 12 oz. capacity

Cupa-Lift Tray 10" L x 5" W x 1" H

Glass Care: Hand wash.

Wood Tray Care: Wipe with damp cloth and refinish with natural wood wax.
  • the maker

Daniele 'Danne' Semeraro

Daniele 'Danne' Semeraro was born and raised in Sweden, in 2000 he moved to Florence, Italy. Here he completed his degree in Interior and Industrial Design at Accademia Italiana.

He has honed his skills over the years working for a wide range of design firms, from automotive companies in Sweden, to interior and lighting design firms in California. His focus has always been on product design and after leading as Design Manager for one of the top lighting manufacturers he started Sempli. With Sempli, Semeraro can fully showcase his true design heritage. Mixing Sweden's simple functionality with Italy's Style and elegance. collection

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CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Unique (13)
  • Comfortable to hold (10)
  • Durable (3)
  • Thick glass (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (12)
  • Decorative (10)
  • Informal (9)
  • Formal (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Frequent entertainer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5), Husband (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (4), Christmas or hanukkah (3), Weddings (3)

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5.0

Finally Found The Perfect Gift

By 

from Colorado

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Thick Glass
  • Unique

Cons

  • Small

Best Uses

  • Formal
  • Informal

Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

Great gift for the wine enthusiast. These glasses were some that I had seen a decade ago and have searched for ever since. The design is unique enough but not overstated. Will definitely purchase more in the future!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Mother
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Lovely and unusual. I want more!

By 

from Richmond, QC

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Informal

    Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

    I bought this set of glasses with the tray for our 5th anniversary (wood). The shape of the glasses is perfect for concentrating the aromas of the wine. The tray is beautiful and wonderful for display but the handmade nature of each glass prevents it from sitting perfectly. The holes could be slightly larger. I wish I had also ordered the coasters to set the glasses down anywhere when in use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

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    5.0

    love it

    By 

    from washington dc

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Comfortable To Hold
    • Thick Glass
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decorative
      • Home

      Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

      got this as a 5th anniversary present for my husband. he loved it and we both love having a unique glass of wine together.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Modern and clever glassware

      By 

      from Simi Valley, CA

      About Me Frequent Entertainer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Dishwasher Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decorative
        • Formal
        • Home
        • Informal

        Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

        These glasses really embody the true essence of sophisticated design.
        They are both seductive and functional.

        Love them and they were loved by the receiving wedding couple!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Wedding

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        4.0

        Wooden tray not comparable to glasses

        By 

        from Southern California

        About Me Stylish

        Pros

        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decorative
          • Home

          Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

          The crystal glasses were gorgeous, unique. The wooden tray I purchased in addition did not come close to the quality of the glasses. It had what looked like a scratch and small dings on it. For the total price of the set, I felt the tray took away from the overall quality of the gift. I would still recommend as a gift, but with strong warnings about the wooden tray.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Mother
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          bought as a gift...friend LOVED them!!!

          By 

          from denver, co

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable To Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

              bought these for a friend who loves wine...she absolutely loved them

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              very happy customer :)

              By 

              from VA

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Comfortable To Hold
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decorative
                • Formal
                • Home
                • Informal

                Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

                Bought this as a gift and it was a hit.. They are very unique and yet practical... You won't be disappointed...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Valentine’s Day

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Ordering more

                By 

                from Ohio

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

                    Unique glasses, sparked party conversation. Originally purchased two as a gift now ordering more to make a set. Make sure you get the wooden tray.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Arrived on time as promised.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Wife
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Modern meets Classy

                    By 

                    from Anchorage, AK

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable To Hold
                    • Desirable
                    • Distinguished
                    • Durable
                    • Sophisticated
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Anytime
                    • Decorative
                    • Formal
                    • Home
                    • Informal

                    Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

                    These wine glasses are creative, fun and serve as great conversation pieces. They contain the ergonomic feel of a traditional wine glass along side the modern look that is sure to turn some heads. The glass amplifies the bouquet and allows the most full expression of the even the slightest notes. The cupa glasses are appropriate for the new wine connoisseur to even the most versed wine critics. They make great wedding, Christmas or any occasion gifts and are certain to be a hit on any stage. A relaxing glass after a hard day at work to a toast at the most special occasions, the cupa glasses will provide the appropriate feel and sophistication desired. I strongly recommend the cupa glasses to anyone wanting to distinguish themselves amongst their peers. A very fine buy indeed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Father
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    I love these glasses!

                    By 

                    from Evans, Georgia

                    About Me Frequent Entertainer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Comfortable To Hold
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • Tray Wasn~'~~t Included
                    • Tray Was Not Included

                    Best Uses

                    • Formal
                    • Home
                    • Informal

                    Comments about CUPA GLASSES & WOOD HOLDER:

                    Beautiful glasses and I love them! Wish the add had been more specific that the tray was not also included.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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