Glassology by Libbey Design Contest Semifinalists

Glassology by Libbey Design Contest
First round completed! 24 semi-finalists were selected!

After a registration period of two months, 24 semi-finalists were chosen for the Glassology Design Contest 2018. In this contest, bar professionals from all over the world are given the opportunity to create their new glass concept and get the chance to see their own design going into production.

The first round started in October and in two months’ time, 367 professionals from 56 countries signed up for the 2nd edition of this International Design contest. During this period, contestants have been creatively developing their sketches to apply for a place between the 24 semifinalists. After hours of tough decision and selection, Glassology by Libbey team has chosen the best concepts and designs. Meet our semifinalists.


Now it’s time for the next round. Twenty four of the world’s finest bartenders will spend two days in Portugal (January 11th&12th) or in Holland (January 18th & 19th) to attend workshops by Libbey designers, masterclasses by bar professionals and visit the Plants of Libbey EMEA.  During this period, semifinalists will have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge  and take valuable input to refine their first design and have it ready for production. The jury consisting of Simon Difford (, Sandrae Lawrence (Cocktail Lovers), Diego Ferrari (Cocktail Art), Tara Garnell (Drink Stylist), Robert Schinkel (bartender / winner 1st edition) and Frauke Timmermans (Creative Director Libbey), will choose the 6 finalists.


The finals of Glassology Design Contest will be held in May 2018, during Perfect Serve Bar Show, in Amsterdam.  One of the six finalists will earn global recognition, as the winning glass design will be taken into production, to be sold all over the world by Libbey later that year.


Cheers to good old rare experiences!