george lee: a date with wine george lee: a date with wine
aug 31, 2010

george lee: a date with wine

‘a date with wine’

new york-based designer george lee, founder of le mouton noir & co., whose ‘tea time‘ project we previously featured, has sent us his newest product, a wine stopper called ‘a date with wine’.

in trying to keep his design modern with a bit of an industrial look, the stopper is made from a food-grade stainless steel and silicone. the main feature of this device is that it comes with twistable date rings which help users remember when they have opened their bottles of wine, allowing them to decide whether or not their wine is still drinkable.

demonstrating use of the stoppers

up close

scenario

sketches

  • can this be bought?

    impressed says:
  • wow. I need one, two,…no…more…

    Minch says:
  • Very cool design !

    Vicky says:
  • umm..I always finish the whole bottle, but it is beautifully made anyway. I think I can date my wife’s birthday and give to her for birthday dinner. Available any store? Designboom store?

    marcus says:
  • How many time a bottle needs to be “not good”?

    Victoria m says:
  • Good design~ when I can buy?

    Vicky Liu says:
  • what about smelling and tasting the wine in order to see if it went bad…. more crap for the consumers…

    jahjah says:
  • Very beautiful and need one for my half drunk brother in law.

    Robert says:
  • very beauty,but when i open one,i finish it!!

    myface says:
  • so cool looking. this will absolutely come in handy

    Nick says:
  • thoughtful design

    Renee says:
  • This is an awesome and smart design. Can’t wait to have one. Does anyone know where to find it?

    Serena says:
  • This is smart, i can’t wait to get it from the store!

    t.c. says:
  • smart design, I like it.

    carril says:
  • More than likely if you can’t remember when you corked it, it’s no longer any good!

    johanne says:
  • Excellent idea. Can’t wait to see it in the market!!

    Vera says:
  • Thumbs Up. Very useful d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • where can i buy it?

    maria tereza says:
  • What material is that? looks great.

    M.Frank says:
  • This is beautiful design: form and funcion come togehter!

    Mario Nobre Casa Contemporanea says:
  • How neat! Very impressed, George.

    akie says:
  • how about writing the date on the cork?

    sick of this says:
  • how about the cork breaks when you open it? I think everyone has this experience breaking the cork. This is a thoughtful design eventhough I usually finish the bottle. I want one one my desk, it is handsome.

    OHIO says:
  • Happened to know the designer.
    And I know he always come up with a great idea and never stop thinking.
    His creatively is unstop-able.
    Proven here with his new design. Small thing, big thought, well executed.

    evenyc says:
  • Now that is a brilliant idea! I love that the design and look was not sacrificed in order to accommodate the functionality. Thanks, [url=http://www.greensurfshop.com/brands/Sanuk.html] Sanuk. [/url]

    sanuk says:
  • No need for this. Just write the date on the label/bottle and save your money. However, I like the design.

    Advice says:
  • Simple idea, brilliant development, great work. A nice bottle of wine deserves a nice stopper like this no matter if you want date it. I love it. Seriously, where can I see it?

    SEVENTY says:

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