Volte

This carafe is the result of a year long workshop in partnership with the famous Sèvres manufacture of ceramics and with the french designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrence as tutor.
The object of the workshop was to highlight the impressive quality and precision of the work carried out by Sèvres' craftsmen.


Our starting point was to select the dancing precision of the enameler's gesture. It allows him to cover the surface of any porcelain object in a precisely uniform layer of glaze.
We then decided to enhance that gesture not only through the shape of our object but also by encouraging the user to reproduce the same motion while using it.
This is what led us to creating a wine carafe. In fact, red wine needs to be oxygenized before tasting it, and a way to do so is by a letting air in, through a circular gesture. This gesture resembles the enameler's controlled and precise movement.

Our carafe creates a link between the function of the object and the way it was made.

«Volte» est le résultat d’un workshop intitulé «Révéler l’invisible» avec la Manufacture de Sèvres.

L’idée était de retranscrire la beauté du geste circulaire et précis de l’émailleur pour le mettre en lien avec celui effectué par le sommelier lors de l’oxygénation du vin.

Le geste qui a permis de façonner l’objet est répété lors de son utilisation.

Cette carafe à décanter a été exposée au Bastille Design Center lors des Designer Days en 2016.

The workshop results were exhibited for the Paris Designer Days in the Bastille Design Center

© Marie-Marie Dutour

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