Monday, June 11, 2007

Finnish Ingenuity - Part 1

The Finns are very proud of their designs. Simplicity and functionality characterize their structures. They even have a Design District of the city, where you can go shopping. The furniture and kitchenware I have seen best characterizes this.

One example was seen at the reception for Doug Worsnop's professorship appointment. Here, Regina, Doug's wife, displays a glass holder for cocktail parties. The attachement to the dish holds wine, champagne, or water glasses with necks. How convenient! Now you can shake someone's hand at the reception without compromising your drink or your plate.

7 Comments:

At 9:23 PM, Blogger Kerry said...

Where can I get those drink holders?? Our wedding reception will be cocktail-party style... these would be perfect!

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Ex-Expats said...

In Finnish it's called "lasinpidike".

This webshop seems to sell them,
http://www.kvaliitti.fi/online3/ekoplast/e_shop.asp?bid=49&book=Ekoplast&id=388&kat=Glass+holder
but I'm not 100% sure if it is a real shop because it's called "Practise enterprise".

This one is rather cheap, 6 euros for 25 holders:
http://www.restamark.fi/PublishedService?file=page&pageID=3&action=view&groupID=345&pagenr=2

Of course if your wedding is in Finland, just rent the holders where you rent the glasses. Or ask the caterer.

(So here's the hint: come have your wedding in Finland)

 
At 11:32 PM, Blogger Ex-Expats said...

Aargh, the comment system does not show links. Come to our blog...
Dave has it in his links.

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger Kerry said...

Thank you! :)

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Kerry said...

Hrmm... I don't think I can navigate this Finnish ordering form. Do we know what they're called in English? (Any English websites I can order them from?)

 
At 8:45 PM, Blogger Ex-Expats said...

They call them glass holders or party clips.

And sorry, the company with Finnish website also says "No overseas shipping". Do you know Dave well enough to ask for his help ?

Well, here's a New Zealand site:
http://www.eastag.co.nz/buffet/index.html

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger Sara said...

I'm not sure this is a Finnish invention. I never saw one when I was living there (1999-2000). These clips are common in Oregon. Many of the wineries have them and tend to give logo clips out as advertisements.

 

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