Modern minimal design with edgy character makes Essence amongst the most highly acclaimed glassware in the world. A thin lip, rare in lead-free glass, combines with a delicate stem. Sensually pleasing to grasp and handle. Recipient of the iF and Les Découvertes design awards. The designer Alfredo Häberli grew up with a family that was in the restaurant business in Buenos Aires, understanding the importance of getting the details of entertaining right from the very start. In 2001, Häberli created the Essence wine glass collection for Iittala which was continued 2013 with Essence Plus; each glass seems to perfectly serve its own particular function of accentuating the experience of drinking the type of wine it was designed for.