Moon Glass by Tale

Following the lunar cycle, Tale Co., Ltd.’s moon glass reveals each phase of the moon as it goes from full to empty.

The construction behind the ceramic glass is the trick to the illusion of the changing phases. Depending on how full it is, different amounts of the curved interior are shown.

The designers wanted to show that like the moon, glasses are both filled and emptied. Both objects can also be studied and appreciated. The two available colors also have their own function. The black accentuates the brightness of clear rice wine, while white complements the hues of colored wines and tea.

The designers behind TALE branded the company as one that tells stories through objects. By involving themselves in the production process from planning to promotion, they seek to combine design with culture. Established in December 2010, the company has won several awards.