Atelier Nash is proud to exclusively present Richard Brendon to the New Zealand retail, hospitality and fine wine marketplace. Along with designing collections for Harrods, Gleneagles and Fortnum & Mason among others, Richard has ingeniously partnered with the world’s most respected, celebrated and revered wine critic and journalist Jancis Robinson, OBE and Master of Wine.
Pairing wine expertise and refined design, The Jancis Robinson Collection is the result of a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary partnership between Richard and Jancis. The Wine Glass is at the heart of the collection and has been specifically designed to offer the best tasting experience for every wine, whatever its colour, style or strength, including Champagne, port, sherry and beyond. The stemmed glass is joined by a stemless Water Glass and two decanters, each of which has been mouth-blown by master craftspeople in Bohemia using beautifully bright lead-free glass.
As well as being functionally perfect, The Jancis Robinson Collection has been meticulously designed to look and feel refined, elegant and timeless. The curves from the wine glass run throughout the collection ensuring all of the pieces sit perfectly together. The ultra-fine, but remarkably strong, mouth-blown glass puts the wine drinker in intimate contact with the wine, while creating perfectly balanced pieces which cannot be matched by even the best machine-blown glass.
Each piece in the Jancis Robinson collection is expertly mouth-blown in an area of Europe where the craft has been perfected over hundreds of years. The glassblowers are masters in their field and it was imperative they had the skill to make glass as fine and light as Richard and Jancis required for the collection.
“The trickiest bit was getting the quality and weight of the products just right,” says Richard Brendon. “Our glass producer initially struggled to get the weight of the glass as light as we required because they had never produced a collection this fine before. We went through many rounds of prototypes, which Jancis and I reviewed together, to ensure we delivered a final product that met every single one of our requirements perfectly.
“That our glassblowers persevered, and very quickly learned how to make the pieces perfectly, is a real testament to their phenomenal skill and dedication to the final vision we all shared.” adds Brendon.
Dishwasher Safe - Everyday glasses require simple cleaning solutions, so the Wine Glass has been designed to fit any standard dishwasher and its sturdy stem minimises the likelihood of breakages. Not only is the Jancis Robinson collection dishwasher safe, we actually recommend that you wash the wine and water glass in this way. They have both been designed to fit easily into domestic and commercial machines.
Lead-free – The lead-free glass used to create the collection ensures that each piece is light, ultra-fine and durable against clouding.
Perfect Pour – a 125ml pour comes to the widest point of the bowl, maximising the release of the all-important aromas.
Mouth-blown – The master craftspeople who meticulously hand-make each piece in the collection are some of the most skilled glass blowers in the world and their expertise is demonstrated in the refinement and technical perfection of each piece.
Simplicity – Un-clutter cupboards, cabinets and shelves as every wine drinker can enjoy wine at its absolute best from one perfectly designed glass.
Finest Crystal – The glasses are very light, perfectly balanced and of a quality that can only be achieved by mouth blowing. The rim of the wine glass is particularly fine to minimise the amount of glass that comes between the wine and the palate, significantly enhancing the drinking experience.