In his last letter to Lobmeyr, dated 1931, Adolf Loos asked to eventually replace his original geometric patterns with “butterflies, small animals, and the nude human form”. For the 80th anniversary of Loos’ legendary No. 248 bar set, designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh have expanded this concept to include illustrations of the Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Heavenly Virtues on the bottom of the glasses. As you finish your glass of red wine, perhaps it will come as a little pleasant surprise
to see the images reveal themselves at the bottom. 2013 the images have been completely revised.