stallo project turns old wine bottles into chalices stallo project turns old wine bottles into chalices
jul 10, 2014

stallo project turns old wine bottles into chalices

stallo project turns old wine bottles into chalices
all images courtesy of lorenzo scodeller, mirko pierini, and paolo martini

 

 

 

‘stallo’ by lorenzo scodeller, mirko pierini, and paolo martini is a device that has the ability to transform an old bottle into a chalice. the idea was born from the fact that after wine has been consumed, its container is fated to end up in a trashcan. this project acknowledges this problem by suggesting that after use, the life-cycles of everyday objects can be significantly extended by reutilizing as much of the existing material as possible.

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
the user has different possibilities of combinations

 

 

 

the production of the design requires the casting of ceramic materials into a gypsum mold, subsequently glassed with three different colors to ensure greater resistance and provide a better aesthetic appearance. afterwards, the main portion of glass is obtained from the top of a bottle with its neck in tact. the piece is then turned into a chalice by turning it upside down and connecting it with the porcelain base. this pedestal has to be inserted into the mouth of the bottle to add stability and to prevent a liquid from escaping. the watertight quality of the object is guaranteed by three plastic gaskets that also allow users to remove the base from the glass for easy washing and interchangeability.

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
cheers

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
pouring wine into the glass

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
white wine within transparent glass

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
the gypsum mold

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
the porcelain within half of the mold

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
red base with transparent glass

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalice
the ‘stallo’ is available in green, white, and red

scodeller pierini martini stallo wine bottles chalicecutting process

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    design news