NO1: THE EGG
of Paula Atelier
OUR VISION IS TO CHANGE THE DRINKING NORMS AND WITH THAT COMES QUESTIONING EVERYTHING FROM WHY WE DRINK, TO WHAT WE DRINK, TO HOW WE DRINK. TO DO THIS, WE JOIN FORCES WITH ARTISTS AND OTHER ODDBIRDS IN REDESIGNING DRINKING CULTURE.
THIS TIME WE WANTED TO CHALLENGE THE NORM OF COOLING AND SERVING WINE. WHY ARE ALL ICE BUCKETS OF THE SAME SHAPE, IN A PERFECTLY SYMMETRICAL MOLD OF METAL? AND WHY MUST GLASSES BE MADE OF GLASS?
THE RESULT IS A LIMITED SERIES OF ORGANIC CLAY SCULPTURES – IN THE SHAPE OF WINE COOLERS AND GLASSES. ALL HANDCRAFTED BY PAULA MARTINSSON OF PAULA ATELIER.
NO2: THE DROP
NO3: THE WAVE
”NATURE IS MY INSPIRATION
AND IN THIS CASE HOW LIGHT
GIVES SHAPE AND LIFE
TO AN OBJECT.”
NATURES OWN COOLING SYSTEM
Clay is nature’s very own fridge. It has tiny pores in the surface which in turn enables liquids to slowly evaporate. This results in the temperature dropping and the content to stay cold even in warm surroundings. Clay pot coolers, also known as evaporative cooling refrigerators, date back to 3000BC to the Indus Valley Civilization. This genius tech of nature enables wine coolers of clay to cool wine to the perfect temperature.
Nature has always been the source of inspiration for Paula as she reflects its organic shapes in her creations. In this case she has studied how light gives the shape to an object, resulting in a dynamic design, almost in motion. Almost alive.
NO4: THE BLOB
These peculiar glasses, are not made of glass. They are not very straight, they’re not elegant or sparkling, the’re not conformative. They are not even all that stable. However they make wine taste better than any crystal ever could.