About this project
My name is James Piatt and I am an industrial designer. I own and operate a small business on my website jamespiatt.com as well as designing and engineering many different consumer products ranging from faucets to backpacks. With 16 years of experience I have developed mass produced products from conception to production for many well established US manufacturers including Kohler, TOTO, Speck Products and Targus. Now I am offering you the opportunity to invest and purchase my new invention, the Wine Glass Mask™. Part functional and part novelty it will definitely add delight to your wine drinking experience with friends.
Introducing Wine Glass Mask™, the first wine glass contoured to fit your face.
- Would you like to get the most out of your wine?
- Do you want to experience enriched flavor and aroma?
- Are you disappointed by wine glasses falling short?
How it Works
The complex taste of a wine is a combination of smells and flavors. Wine Glass Mask™ was designed to focus the bouquet and concentrate the smell of fruits, spices, herbs and flowers while controlling the flow of oxygen. As you breathe in you notice an intensified aroma because none of your experience is lost.
As red wine breathes wine molecules combine with nitrogen and oxygen in the air. The venturi nozzles on the front of the Wine Glass Mask™ reduce the flow of oxygen and nitrogen and increase their velocity entering the wine aroma mixing chamber as you breathe in. The added air speed lifts more wine vapors off the surface enriching the aroma and flavor.
Why are wine glasses normally circular?
Historically the shape was a result of the glass blowing process by blowing and spinning molten glass on the end of a metal blowpipe. Wine Glass Mask™ is made by pressing glass and can be molded into an ergonomic shape that fits your face.
Available in Crystal Clear and Blue Luster
Our quality glass factory has already produced a small batch of Wine Glass Masks™ in glass from a sample mold. We are delighted with the results. They are very close to the final production version and prove that this design helps amplify the smell of wine. Your wine drinking experience will never be the same.
Why not create a wine glass that is an extension of the face instead of the table setting? This design redefines the glass as an experience delivery and wine irrigation device. Many faces were measured and tested to achieve the optimal shape however due to the unlimited variety of face shapes performance results may vary from person to person. To achieve the finest and most subtle contours and details we utilized the latest 3D solid modelling software.
Art of Glass Manufacturing
With your help we can pay for the production mold and glass production. Pressed Glass also known as Pattern Glass is a process where molten glass is pressed into a 5 part mold including a plunger. Below is the sample mold we had made to prove out the design and resolve any manufacturing issues. The air flow holes are executed as a secondary operation with an ultrasonic drill.
Each glass will be packaged in a rugged cardboard box and sold individually and in bundles. We anticipate shipping the final Wine Glass Masks™ to our investors in June 2017. Thank you for your support and we hope you have fun with our product.
Risks and challenges
I have been developing products of large and small scale for over 15 years and am confident in this manufacturing process and design’s manufacturability. The Glass Mask design uses a very simple pressed mold. The only risk I can foresee, should this Kickstarter campaign go viral, is that some backers might have to wait a little longer for delivery. However, I promise that I’ll keep the project fully updated, and that your Wine Glass Mask will be well worth the wait. Thank you for your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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