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Modern Wine Pull

Fall 2012

Available For Purchase From Frontgate.com

 

The "Prestige Wine Opener" can open and re-cork any bottle. Using highly polished nickel-plated zinc and a dark matte-finished metal, this is a modern take on the classic wine pull. It was designed to not only be a functional addition to your home, but a piece of art that deserves to stay on your counter after the wine has been opened.

Materials:

- Nickel-plated zinc housing

- Matte-finished metal stand

- Granite base can be engraved with up to 3 letters

The wine pull was designed over a period of three months. During that time, multiple pre-existing pulls were tested to discover flaws and benefits. Then, after rounds of sketching, 3D models were made in Solidworks to fine tune and refine the form. In addition, to scale print orthographic drawings were used to better determine size. Finally, material renders were made and a spec pack for manufacturing was created. Since the spec pack was released, some changes were made in the handle and base to better play to the contrasting nature of the zinc.

 
Pre-production renders in Photoview, using the Solidworks models I built for manufacturing.

Pre-production renders in Photoview, using the Solidworks models I built for manufacturing.