New Beer Glass Helps Boomers Control Their Drink

Gianni Renda designed this glass for aging beer drinkers. (Courtesy Gianni Renda)

A new glass design will make it easier for aging beer drinkers to take no slip sips.

Australian professor, researcher and industrial designer Gianni Renda tapped into this good idea when he entered the Heineken Brewery 60+ Design Challenge that asked participants to design something for the over-60 beer market.

The age-friendly glass is curved on top with grooves and channels along the body to help promote a firm grip and capture condensation so the glass is less slippery. The star-shaped, silicon base steadies the glass to prevent tips and spills.

5 Futuristic Food Trends

"I'm a beer fan (and also a stickler for tradition), so I decided on creating a vessel that would allow consumers - irrespective of their age - the ability to securely grip and enjoy their beer," Renda told the tech website Ablersite.com.

So far, Renda has produced only a "rough draft" of the glass on a 3-D printer but says it's feasible to produce the glass in larger numbers. He's also dabbled in the design of assistive cutlery - easy-to-hold silverware for people with arthritis and other debilitating joint problems.

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: 106 year-old Virginia McLaurin is seen here in Busboys and Poets, Feb 22, 2016 in Washington.
Kate Patterson/The Washington Post/Getty Images
PHOTO: Fleet Week Hits New York
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images
PHOTO: Anne Hathaway is seen attending the premiere of Disneys Alice Through The Looking Glass, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles.
TSM/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images/Getty Images
PHOTO: Dr. Henry Heimlich demonstrates the heimlich maneuver on host Johnny Carson in this April 4, 1979 file photo.
Gene Arias/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images