This year, the glass bottle and jar manufacturer, Verallia France has opened the 7th edition of its design contest where young designers respond to the challenge to compete with each other in annually changing themes. The piece presented below won first prize right at the beginning of the series of contests and yet a durable artefact has been brought into existence. In the call candidates were invited to design a glass bottle or jar that they would also lift from the shelf with pleasure.
It is said that wine has always been a man business. As a result, when people are invited to their friends homes for lunch they give a bottle of wine to men and flowers to women. But now, women behave differently. Indeed they drink less than men but in a better way. Women drink wine for their own pleasure and they care about their health. That’s why I wanted to carry on the women’s emancipation with my project. I created “Soirée à Rosé” (rosé) and “Soirée Arumatic” (white wine) which are adapted to women’s taste because my bottles mix a traditional bunch of flowers and wine pleasure.
This is how the bottle serving as the stem of a cut glass rose has been created. It is an excellent concept as the flower has its own colour variations just as wines do. Wine makers can make a perfect use of this family of products comprising 3 members of three different colours/types.
Côte des roses is the name of the coastal area near the typical village of Gruissan.
After some adaptations to make it stable and compatible with high speed industrial lines, Verallia made the concept become reality.
In my opinion the use of the VinoSeal glass cork was specifically a good choice not only because of its visual appearance but as an attractive alternative to cork.
Designed by Mélitine Courvoisier