London architect Zaha Hadid has designed a curvaceous wine bottle for Austrian winemaker Leo Hillinger. Zaha Hadid created the limited-edition design for Leo Hillinger’s Icon Hill 2009 vintage red wine, of which 999 bottles were made. One side has a concave indentation with the same curve as the back of the bottle so a row of them can interlock. A dimple in the base allows sediment to gather and provides a thumb hold for pouring.
“The elongated volume of the bottle has been derived from the profile of liquid droplets,” said Hadid of her first ever design for a wine bottle. “A continuous spatial curve was then projected onto the bottle’s surface, defining areas for the concave indentation and suggesting the waves created when droplets break a liquid’s surface.” The elongated look with curves, and a concave indentation on its curve surface elevates the wine to a supreme status. A small indentation at the bottom of the bottle on the other wine-swirling hand allows sediment to gather. Besides collecting, well, collector status, it encourages proper handling and pouring of the fine liquid.