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With 87,000 bar fights a year in the UK, with a combined health care cost of over 2.5 million pounds per year, the British Design Council saw a need for better bar glassware. Design agency DesignBridge stepped up with these concepts. What do you think, readers? How would you redesign the classic pint glass to to make it safer, while keeping it glass? [via Core77]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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  • Adam Sampson

    It’s worth noting that the 87,000 figure is at best massively overstated; there’s a pretty good discussion on Pete Brown’s blog:
    http://petebrown.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-87000-glassing-injuries-year-gave.html

    I’d expect the second design above to work better than the first; if the bulk of the “glass” is made from resin, then it’s going to feel more like a plastic beaker than a real glass.