nov 03, 2011
sabine marcelis: housewine home brew installation
‘housewine’ by sabine marcelis
testing of the wine
all images courtesy of sabine marcelis
‘housewine’ is a home-brewing system developed by eindhoven-based designer sabine marcelis
although wine production is associated with bulky equipment usually hidden in basements and garages,
this unit redevelops the components to be both functional but also aesthetically appealing.
the installation aims to celebrate the process of wine-making by bringing it into the living space.
the shape of the vessels allows elements usually needed for wine production including the funnel,
stirrer, vile for hydrometer reading and the primary fermentation bin to be eliminated.
the equipment which is still required is hidden in the base, making the piece a fully functional unit.
by become a sculptural entity inside the residence, the inhabitants can keep a closer eye on the changing liquid.
front view of the home-brewing unit
drawer releases from the base
all required equipment is stored in the base of the unit
‘house wine’ by sabine marcelis