It was the ultimate in contemporary style and sophistication as two iconic brands joined forces to host a stylish night of the design industry’s finest. Crawdaddy was the venue to celebrate the final of the Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition in association with Waterford Crystal last night.
Hipsters were out in force to hear the announcement of the Irish winner of this international contest and to support the young Irish designers, whilst sipping the ultimate Bombay Sapphire martinis served to perfection by mixologist Stephen Marchant, who flew in from
The panel of leading design industry judges deliberated over their final decision to find the ultimate martini glass, a symbol of stylish glamour, elegance and sophistication. John Rocha, Eoin Lyons, Cameron Ross, Barry Sheehan, Brian McGee, Sinead Christian and Nicola Connolly emerged to announce Tara Whelan from NCAD as the competition winner with her elegant martini glass “Ripple”, a popular result which caused more than a stir!
Delicious canapés were served by Cookes Restaurant to compliment the subtle flavour of the Bombay Sapphire botanicals and the music came courtesy of master mixer DJ Mo Kelly.
Other people in attendance included Katie Byrne of Irish Tatler, John Rocha and his team of designers, Isabella Ross of Liberty Films, designers Joanne Buckley and Leone Maon and City Channel’s Shane Tobin.
Tara took home €1,000 and now goes on to represent her country in