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wooden martini glasses - set of 2

by David Rasmussen $110.00
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Is a martini glass made without glass still a martini glass? Designer David Rasmussen proposes this paradox with his intoxicating wooden drinkware. He crafts the bowl and the base from black walnut, with a handsome grain that echoes the ripples in your drink. Aside from being beautiful, wood is also a better insulator than glass, and helps to keep cocktails chilled longer. The wooden pieces are joined by either lightweight, powder-coated aluminum or plexiglass stems. Rasmussen carefully sands his wood to be velvety smooth, and then finishes it with an FDA-approved sealant, keeping the wood from interfering with the beverage's flavors. With the beauty of sculptural artworks, these glasses bring an extra shot of style whether they're in use or simply set out on your countertop. Comes in a set of two. Handmade in Colorado.

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Handmade
Item ID
23573
Made from
plexi-glass, powder coated aluminum, black walnut
Measurements
7.5" H x 4.5" diameter; approx. 4 oz. capacity
Notes
Hand wash
  • the maker
David Rasmussen

David Rasmussen

Concentrating mostly on furniture and architectural built-ins, David Rasmussen practices his craft in Carbondale, Colorado.

Raised and educated in New England, David was exposed to the Northeast’s rich culture of fine furniture making from a young age. Trained by furniture masters Wayne Marcoux and Dan Mosheim, David learned about composition and construction techniques. Mid-century modern, Ming Dynasty, and contemporary American studio furniture where the focus of David’s studies in furniture as he progressed in his career.

Always “driven by artistic design and aesthetic value,” David’s avant-garde approach to developing his style included joining Vermont-based Forever Young tree houses where he traveled as the lead carpenter on handicap-accessible projects in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cincinnati and Pennsylvania. David returned to his roots in furniture after a few years of building tree houses, bringing with him the organic understanding that is required for building in the trees.

Currently, David is working with his highly trained craftsmen to produce elegant furniture for clients all over the world. David’s recent work focuses on what he thinks is relevant and thought provoking within the realm of modern design.

David’s design is a response to modern aesthetics and resonates with iconic design. collection

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WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2
 
4.2

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (16)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Ergonomic (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home bar (15)
  • Gifts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent entertainer (9), Stylish (9), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (21)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (7), Other (7), Self (4), Father (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (12), Anniversary (4), Birthday (4), Other (3)

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5.0

Unique Woodworker Gift

By 

from Omaha NE

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Bar

    Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

    The glasses are so unique. We gave them to a friend at Christmas and I then gave a set to my husband. Both men are woodworkers so the glasses were perfect gifts. They also enjoy a martini once in a while!!

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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Awesome wooden Martini!!!

    By 

    from Golden Valley, MN

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Keeps Drink Cold
    • Light weight
    • Looks Beautiful In Hand
    • Warm To The Touch

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Elegant Dinning

      Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

      This martini glass looks as elegant up close as it does in the catalog. The light weight makes it great to use. Flavor of drink is not altered

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Mine smelled like furniture polish !!

      By 

      from austin

      Pros

      • Are They Dishwasher Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

          How can I get the smell of furniture polish out before I use them? Help!!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love, Love, Love!

          By 

          from Los angeles

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

          lovely for martinis. We took them to the Hollywood Bowl and they were a hit!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Simply beautiful

          By 

          from Sacramento, CA

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

              This was purchased as a gift. It came packaged very well and the wood is just gorgeous. I think the only thing that would make it better is if the stem were wood too. The white plastic takes a little away from the elegance of the rest of the glass.
              It has yet to be given as a gift, but I'm looking forward to the recipient's reaction!

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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              wooden Martini Glasses a big hit

              By 

              from Hunterdon NJ

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Bar

                  Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                  My husband is a woodworker, so he loves the black walnut glasses.
                  Had a few martinis in them and they really do keep them chilled longer.

                  The only down side is that the stem feels too light which makes it seem to be of low quality - that might not be the case at all.... just an initial reaction.

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

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy it with different footing

                  By 

                  from pittsburgh, pa

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                  • Stem Looks Cheap

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Home Bar

                  Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                  I feel the quality of the wood is remarkable but the stem looks very cheap. Very surprised it wasn't a stainless steel stem in all silver instead of white.

                  • 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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very cool present!

                  By 

                  from Jacksonville FL

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                    My dad thought this was a really cool gift!

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

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    nice glasses

                    By 

                    from chicago, il

                    About Me Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Bar

                      Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                      The product and wood look really nice. Great addition to the bar set. Only downside is that the white (or any other color) stem looks like cheap plastic. Would have been better with glass, metal or wood stem

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

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      So different

                      By 

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts
                        • Home Bar

                        Comments about WOODEN MARTINI GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                        I have not given this away yet, so not sure how it will be received, or if it will be used. Classic design, beautiful wood, very different.

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

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