Karim Rashid Has Designed A New Sculptural Wine Bottle For Stratus Vineyards

David Feldberg, owner of Stratus Vineyards teamed up with New York based designer Karim Rashid, to create the sculptural Decant wine bottle. The goal of the project was to create an innovative bottle from the Stratus philosophy, ‘form followed by function’, which represents how the unfiltered Cabernet Franc wine is uniquely grown at Stratus Vineyards. From concept to completed design, the layered glass of the bottle creates a slip-resistant handle and serves as a decanter for the naturally forming sediment while visually stimulating the senses. The Decant bottle boasts a deconstructed design that was inspired by the layers of clay, granite and limestone, that are in the soil where the grapes for the wine are grown. Also, don’t forget to check Beautiful and Unique Bottles for Luxury Drinks and Top 10 Most Expensive Bottles of Wine in the World.

Majestic Bottle For Christian Dior J’adore Exceptional Edition

Victoire de Castellane, the renowned Parisian jewelry designer who’s been charming everyone as the creative director of Christian Dior’s fine jewelry division for many, many years, has just imagined an incredible bottle for the brand’s new J’adore Exceptional Edition, a wonderful flacon blending 18th century design ideas with 21st century elements. This majestic bottle was specially designed to look like something that would have probably been hidden inside a piece of furniture from the Court of Versailles, away from a stranger’s eyes. It looks like it’s suspended in time and space, blending in tradition and innovation only to tease our senses to the limit. The ribbon decorating the amphora was able to transcend the universe of imagination using a special technique, with a layer of silver placed over a layer of rose gold. The two metals were bonded together before they were dipped into an oxidizing bath that blackens the silver, to add a special touch of patina to this jewel before you. Furthermore, each crystal amphora is mouth-blown by the master glassblowers at Baccarat, as only this prestigious crystal glassmaker could have come up with such a seductive result to match the fragrance. To top it all off, Victoire de Castellane handwrites the name J’adore on each flacon.

The Last Drop Dunny by Sket & Huck Gee

While both Sket and Huck Gee have stellar reputations for their high-end custom editions, they’ve never collaborated on a custom Dunny, well until now.  A decade of work has lead to their first collaboration – The Last Drop Dunny. Last Drop is a seductively dangerous concoction, blending Huck’s Skullhead character with Sket’s signature bottle aesthetic from his long-running Dunny condiment series.  With a mix of clear and purple translucent materials and tight graphics, this poisonous piece has quite the visual sting.  As you’d expect from Huck and Sket, they’ve gone all out on the details including a real cork stopper and a laser etched cherry wood tag.  Additionally, the signed/numbered  8″ Dunny comes with a  custom screen printed shot glass, and a velour traveling bag. In keeping with Sket’s release style, The Last Drop Dunny will be offered as a timed release beginning at 12 AM PST on February 21st and running for 24 hours through 11:59 PM PST that day (all day Friday) for $475. Final edition size will be determined by received orders during the 24 hour sales period.  Last Drop is expect to arrive at collector’s doorsteps roughly 6 to 8 weeks after ordering, sometime in April.

Tokaji Wine Bottle by Szabolcs Moldovan

Take a look at the stunning packaging design for Tokaji wine bottle created by Szabolcs Moldovan, Romania. “All elements of the packaging are hand carved by an artist, further giving it value. This would be possible due to the fact that the aim of the product is not mass production. Materials used are wood and metal/precious metals. The wood wine holder symbolizes a cathedral that protects the wine, and even after the wine is consumed, the packaging can be reused as an artwork on a shelf or table, while the label that contains precious metals can be taken off the bottle and hanged on the wall of wine cellars, to further push the idea of reusable packaging, packaging that has value, and should not be thrown away or discarded. With all the work that goes into packaging these days, it is still heartbreaking to see that they end up in the trash.” And don’t forget to check our post about Most Expensive Bottles of Wine.

Absolut Tune Packaging Design

Today we want to show interesting packaging design from Absolut. Absolut Tune is a sparkling fusion of Absolut vodka and crisp white wine. This champagne like bottle has a very Tord Boontje-esque double layered, flowery pattern to it. The caged cork glass bottle has two layers of plastic on it – one with a gold on blue, and the top layer with a matte/pearly white lined with gold that peels back ever so dramatically. Have fun!