Champagne Popsicle

Guillermo Fok

The attributes that characterize the experience of Champagne were distilled and reinvented to enrich this unique tradition. The Champagne Popsicle is a daring new way to enjoy the decadence and eccentricity of Champagne. The form pays homage to the delicacy of a flute, juxtaposed with a solid base reminiscent of a Champagne seau.

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Brief

In collaboration with Corning Museum of Glass, the project focused in developing a drinking vessel design that could be reproduced in the GlassLab experience at the museum. A deep understanding of glass and its rich history needed to be understood, tying in Vignelli principles that make design timeless.

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Inspiration

As Vignelli explains, semantics become an intrinsic part of every designer’s journey. Researching the history of Champagne became a crucial task to understand the user and the attributes that characterize this unique experience. Champagne has a rich history that inspired this project, from its controversial origin to the tradition of French royalty and its contagious proliferation throughout the world.

Looking into history, the common denominator was a sense of decadence and eccentricity, a sophisticated way to commemorate a special occasion.

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Process

The attributes that characterize the experience were distilled and reinvented to enrich this unique tradition. 2D and 3D exploration was done testing revolved and flat surfaces, as well as different types of stems, colors and supplementary materials. The design focused on a way for younger generations to enjoy Champagne.

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Product

The Champagne Popsicle is a bold new way to experience the decadence of Champagne. The form pays homage to the delicacy of a flute, juxtaposed with a solid base reminiscent of a Champagne seau. Just pour Champagne, freeze and indulge.

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