With Christmas around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what presents to get for the entire family. I personally love the simple things that, nonetheless, come with good design and full of significance. So I decided to share with you this design piece which I have a serious crush on - especially the cork edition.
Designed by the Oporto based atelier Clínica de Arquitectura, the CEPA is a support for Port Wine Bottles that aims to inspire new ways of presentation and serving rituals. It creates a way of reviving old traditions, like the wine and the wood and cork industry, with a contemporary look and attitude.
all images via Clínica de Arquitectura with permission
"The support is a cylinder made of one single piece of one of the materials - solid wood or cork - both strongly related to the identity of this wine and the Douro Valley, in which two connected cavities are cut out. One of the cavities is dimensioned to fit the bottle. The other is designed to land the stopper..."