ramona enache designs pointer for lovers of wine and the outdoors ramona enache designs pointer for lovers of wine and the outdoors
may 21, 2015

ramona enache designs pointer for lovers of wine and the outdoors

ramona enache designs pointer for lovers of wine and the outdoors
all images courtesy of ramona enache

 

 

 

a wonderful day in the park can be made even better with a simple glass of your favorite wine. however, unless you’re a fan of plastic cups or drinking straight from the bottle, grass and picnic blankets can often be a haphazard surface. tired of losing the precious liquid to the earth and ants, amsterdam-based architect ramona enache came up with the ‘pointer’.


‘pointer’ in the park 

 

 

 

the simple design is composed of only two components, honed from over six months of development and over 200 hand-made prototypes. ‘pointer’ is made from a normal wine glass minus its stem, which is replaced with a single metal spike. whether in the park or sitting atop a mountain, the vessel will remain perfectly stable.

 


video courtesy of ramona enache 

 

 

 

after shipping to 11 countries on three different continents, enache is ready to expand. set to go live on may 23rd, ‘pointer’ will be available for crowd funding on kickstarter. enache hopes to make wine lovers’ dreams come true, drinking with style, anytime and anywhere.


the design combines a wine glass with a sturdy metal spike that’s pushed into the ground


a flower pot or vase is also prime for ‘pointer’ placement

ramona enache pointer wine glass designboom
packaging 


metal pin detail 


close-up

ramona enache pointer wine glass designboom
each set comes with two glasses equipped with metal spikes 


grass is no longer a barrier for eating and drinking in the park 

ramona enache pointer wine glass designboom
prototypes: first and current 


enache has hand-made over 200 glasses in more than six months of development 

ramona enache pointer wine glass designboom
‘pointer’ by ramona enache

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • soooo much time and effort and money wasted in such a… futile object

    marvin says:
  • Can the metal spikes be removed and replaced with typical stem bases for dual-use. Or do these wine glasses exist solely for the purpose of picnic/beach?

    Justin says:
  • Justin, at the moment you can only have the POINTER with the spike. But indeed, that can be removed and I am at the moment developing other under-parts, including a base for flat surfaces. POINTER is now available on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pointer/pointer?ref=nav_search

    Ramona Enache says:

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