W / W Carafe and Glass
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Benjamin Hubert designed W/W, a new series consisting of a water / wine breather carafe and one stackable wine glass. The challenge was to create a product with a visually dramatic wine breathing process to develop Menu’s portfolio of wine accessories.
Benjamin created over twenty prototypes of the W/W carafe during the design process to test the flow of wine and obtain the maximum aeration. The final ‘raining’ process is both visually arresting and, as the wine is poured from the bottle into the carafe, increases the surface area of the wine by eight times a normal pour from the bottle – thus providing 800% aeration and improving the wine’s flavor. The wine can then be easily served from the carafe, making the process simple and efficient.
The new carafe is called W/W, which stands for 'water' and 'wine', as it can be used to serve a variety of beverages. When serving water or soft drinks from the W/W carafe, the rubber seal and stainless steel breathing device prevent ice and garnishes, such as fruits and herbs, from splashing into the glass.
The W/W carafe is crafted from mouth-blown glass with an silicon seal that is friction-fitted over a stainless steel ‘breather’ component. One mouth-blown glass stacks inside the neck of the carafe for easy storage and transportation to the table. The set is ideal for water at the bedside table.
Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006.
The London based studio specialises in industrial design across furniture and lighting sectors working with international manufacturers across Europe and Asia.
The studio works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited edition / one off's. Benjamin Hubert has received international critical and media acclaim and has been exhibited internationally.
Benjamin has also received a number of prestigious awards including: Design of the year (British Design awards 2010) Best Product (100% design/Blueprint awards 2009) Homes and Gardens Young designer Year (Design Classic awards 2010) and EDIDA International Young Designer of the year 2010.
Menu is a Danish design company founded in 1976. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world, they deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look referred to as "soft minimalism". Menu is passionate about design, new materials and clever, functional details - innovations that make a genuine difference.
- The Set Includes 1 x Carafe and 1 x Glass
- Designer: Benjamin Hubert
- Materials: Mouth-blown Soda-Lime Glass, Stainless Steel, Silicone
- Measures of the Carafe: H: 21 cm, V: 1,2 L, Ø: 12 cm
- Measures of the Glass: H: 10 cm, Ø: 11 cm
- Carafe Capacity: 1.2 Litres
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