japanese born UK based product designer reiko kaneko has created ‘arctic ceramics’, a new series of drinking vessels intended for beverages such as beer, sake and wine. her intention in creating these designs was to introduce her own japanese tradition of drinking alcoholic beverages from ceramic glasses to the west.

‘iceberg’, also part of the series, is a porcelain vessel that is placed over top a glass to hold ice and keep the drink cold.

reiko kaneko: arctic ceramics ‘arctic’ shot glasses

reiko kaneko has been a previous participant of designboom’s ICFF mart new york 2008. she has also showcased her work at ‘handled with care‘, a designboom curated exhibition.

reiko kaneko: arctic ceramics ‘arctic’ tumblers