Hans Harald Rath designed the “Alpha” set in 1952. The even shape full of tension makes the glasses lie smoothly in the hands.
The idea came from a medieval copper tumbler, itself influenced by Islamic shapes. Following the trend of the fifties the glasses can be stapled – bearing the spirit the Frankfurter Küche (“for the young household”). Thinnest Muslin glass, mouth blown into wooden forms, gives them elegance.
In 1964 this series was awarded the German National Design Price ”Gute Form.“ Today the series is also available with a lace like decoration painted with white enamel. Sebastian Menschhorn did this ornament design for Lobmeyr in 2004.