Chef & Sommelier Launches Krysta High-Performance Crystal Glass In New Sequence Collection

Chef & Sommelier, a premium tabletop brand of Arc Cardinal, introduced a revolutionary new drinkware collection at the National Restaurant Association 2016 Show in Chicago. Sequence, a line of glassware designed in the U.S., will debut the groundbreaking new material Krysta. The new material & collection are a collaboration of Arc’s French know-how and American craftsmanship.

Elegant and extremely durable, the Sequence Collection of drinkware is the first to be manufactured domestically by Chef & Sommelier using the incredible new Krysta material. Arc is proud of its long history bringing innovations to the U.S. market both with materials and design. Krysta, the latest innovation, is a proprietary lead-free crystal glass that complies with the world’s most challenging specifications of Superior Strength, Complete Transparency, Long-Lasting Brilliance, and Perfect Acoustics. The material has been tested to withstand the rigors of a professional kitchen and maintains complete brilliance even after 2,000 dishwashing cycles. It even boasts the pure, musical sound you’d expect from crystal. 

“Our American team is proud to announce that we are upgrading our technical capabilities to produce Krysta later this year at Arc’s Millville, NJ facility—one of the cleanest glassmaking facilities in the world,” says Bryan O’Rourke, CEO/president of Arc Cardinal. “In fact, Sequence will be the first domestically produced crystal glass collection in the U.S. and we plan to upgrade all Chef & Sommelier drinkware collections to the new Krysta material during the balance of 2016 and through 2017.” 

A great new material deserves to be showcased with a great new design. Arc teamed up with Rhode Island School of Design graduate James Fryer along with select Arc Cardinal hospitality customers to develop the shape and overall design. The new Sequence Collection delivers the perfect design progression, bringing a modern update to a classical shape made with Krysta. The Sequence Collection includes 13 SKUs. In addition to wine glasses, the collection also includes tumblers and barware, which feel pleasantly solid in the hand, adding to the enjoyment of any beverage.

The revolutionary new Sequence collection upholds the long-standing reputation of Chef & Sommelier as a brand trusted by hospitality professionals to deliver strength, durability, elegance, and on-trend styles. Chef & Sommelier products rely on innovative materials and high standards of excellence to help professionals in the finest hotels and restaurants express their creativity and talent.

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