torus, a wine bucket honoring the waiter with its 360-degree handle by yiannis ghikas

torus, a wine bucket honoring the waiter with its 360-degree handle by yiannis ghikas

athens-based designer yiannis ghikas turns the world of serving wine tasting upside down with his brand new ‘torus’ — a fancy steel wine bucket. the piece is named this way for its creatively different handle subtly moulding the elegant shape of the bucket itself.

torus, brushed



‘historically, serving has underlined social class difference but has also been the expression of respect, love, and care,’ explains ghikas. ‘today, it is more linked to the relationship between customer and waiter, an often-uneasy relationship at the expense of the latter. driven by this relationship the torus wine bucket was designed with the focus on the waiter in a symbolic effort to honor him, offering him a generous 360-degree handle.’


torus, polished

torus, sandblasted, polished, and brushed inox

torus, detail

torus at nolan restaurant, athens

torus at nolan restaurant, athens


project info:


country of manufacture:italy

support: penta systems

technical advisor: manuele perlati

material: stainless steel, polished, brushed and sandblasted

photos: giorgos vitsaropoulos

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