Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. It’s hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind Ballantine’s Brasil have been having fun with the idea. Their accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
The award follows a collaboration between Riedel subsidiary Nachtmann and Pratt where Riedel selected winning designs by two Pratt students, culminating in Nachtmann’s production of two new collections, Petal and Quartz.
The Legends Awards were conceived in 1999 by Pratt’s board of trustees to celebrate distinguished individuals and corporations in the world of art and design. Riedel follows past Pratt Legend Award recipients including American architect Richard Meier, renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.