CHEERS TO THROWING A PUNCH
The Tulip Bowl, by Robert Schinkel, is the first winning design of the Glassology by Libbey. The highlight of the launch will be at Tales of the Cocktails, New Orleans, where Robert manifested his Glassology success two years ago.
“The ultimate drinking experience is not a drink that you have by yourself, but a drink that you can share with family and friends”, that is why Robert created his Tulip Bowl.
The shape of his iconic design was inspired by the tulip, which was one of the most expensive items to buy during the 1600’s. Thousands of guilders (Dutch currency) were paid for a single flower, reaching a peak in 1637 when 6000 guilders were paid for the Semper Augustus. At the time that amount of money could buy you a big mansion on the famous Amsterdam canals. So, in the era of the punch the tulip stood for all that is luxury.
This year at Tales of the Cocktail Schinkel’s creation will follow his footsteps and will travel to the US visiting top bars in New York and New Orleans. To follow the “Tulip on tour” search for the hashtags #talesofthetulip and #tulipontour.