Marc Newson Unbreakable Drinkware
- Palm Products
- Marc Newson
The vision was to create the most beautiful and the most functional unbreakable drinkware range in the world.
The collaboration between Marc Newson and Robert Wilson of Palm Products has resulted in a range that sets new standards in design, in tactile response, in functionality, and in quality.
A unique feature is the soft non-slip base, which is not only highly functional but allows the use of colour to create a new dimension of visual appeal.
Technically, it is the most advanced range of unbreakable drinkware available.
Marc Newson brings his award winning minimalist aesthetic to the creation of this unique range. The result is a beautiful and unique range of unbreakable drinkware that will bring pleasure in use.
• Marc Newson’s sculptured shapes are dramatic and unique. They exhibit his signature flowing lines and fine sense of proportion.
• They are a pleasure to hold. The curved shapes sit naturally in the hand and they feel balanced with their glass-like weighed base.
• The Whisky, Highball, Wine and Flute blend as a family.
• The coloured bases add a further sense of drama and individuality
A Pleasure to use
The range has many desirable features not found on other ranges.
• The shapes are stable with a heavy base.
• The non-slip base help prevents movement and acts as a coaster.
• The glow-in-the dark base (green colour only) is popular in low-light applications.
• The tumblers stack with precision onto a fine ledge.
• The range is totally unbreakable in normal use – the clear tops are made in either super-tough polycarbonate or Triton.
• The range is also dishwasher safe. Annealing is used to give almost unlimited life – much longer than all other competitors’ ranges tested.
The range is targeted at premium users in marine, camping and retail markets, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia. The cost of R&D and tooling cannot be justified for Australia only.
The range was launched at METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam last November.
Deliveries have been made to distributors in Sweden, Netherlands, UK, Malta, Germany, and Turkey.
Sales agents have been appointed in the USA, France and Dubai.
In Australia, David Jones and BCF will be stocking the range this summer.
Early indications are that on-line sales through design orientated websites will be strong.
Design Transformation and Innovation
Good design is central to Palm Products’ strategic vision.
Fundamental to each of Palm Product’s designs is the imperative that it perform its intended function. This passion for performance sets Palm apart. It has led to many design innovations, to the use of ergonomic design and state of the art 2-shot moulding processes to achieve highly functional ground-breaking products.
Products should also seek to engage the emotions with that indefinable magic that elevates art from the noise.
The reaction to the Marc Newson Unbreakable range has invariably spontaneous and positive.