Johan Sandström designed a mingle plate named d’glas for d’dimension

d\'glas mingleplate for d\'dimension

In response to a reader who was looking for a mingle plate made of glass, I went scouring the Web.

So far I found one glass tapas plates designed for d’dimension from Sweden.

Johan Sandström designed a plate suitable for both sweet treats and tapas, the salty small dishes. We can read about this young designer on d’dimension Web site:

Johan provides solutions to our everyday problems in a Scandinavian steadfast manner. The outcome is an innovative design combining style and functionality.

Something called social plates, mingling plates are a must because having a free hand while you are socializing at a cocktail event is a necessity.

As you can see from the picture, d’glas fits on top of almost every shape of bar glasses. And when comes the time for bite-sized desserts, I am guessing that d’glas can stand on top of a regular teacup with saucer.

d’glas mingle plate for d’dimension at Scandinavian Design Center – price: $33.95 for 10 plates
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  • Glen Farrelly
    October 18, 2007 at 23:55

    These should be required at corporate cocktail parties and probably non-official ones too. I have had a few accidents by trying to juggle a drink and a food dish in one hand in order to shake someone’s hand – or in my case, so that I have a free hand to reach out and great more food as they whip by at light speed on the caterer trays.


  • ready2spark
    October 20, 2007 at 10:32

    Love, love, love it! Why oh why did it take so long to create something that allows you to mingle, meet and eat at the same time?!

  • At Home with kim vallee
    October 20, 2007 at 10:51

    Glen and ready2spark, I agree. I hope mingle plates will become more popular. That is why I promote every cute model I encountered. I think we only saw the tips of the iceberg in terms of design possibilities.

  • Lolita Wiesner
    March 22, 2009 at 14:57

    I’ve been trying to find the mingle plates I saw a couple of years ago in Germany: flate white porcelain or ceramic, with the notch to hold your wine glass, but the additional feature of a thumb hole in the plate. They looked fabulous and the thumb hole works like an artist holding a palette. They cost about $10 each at the time, but I can’t find them online anywhere. Can you?