On invitation from Duende Studio, eliumstudio redesigns the vinegar maker, an accessory found in country kitchens, making it an urban life accessory.
For his 10th anniversary, eliumstudio is happy to reveal new photos by Felipe Ribon of “Antic biotec” vinegar maker designed together with duende studio. Traditional, ancestral, delicious and easy to obtain, the future looks bright for homemade vinegar. On invitation from Duende Studio, eliumstudio reconsiders the vinaigrier (vinegar maker), an accessory found in country kitchens which promises a city revival shortly. With its rustic aspect vinegar is one of the very first biotechnology applications developed by man using acetic bacteria to change wine into a completely new product.
Using these different archetypal codes, ‘Antic biotec’ categorically blends the wine bottle and the pipette, common to oenologists and scientists, to offer a new precious and noble tasting ritual, highlighted by the delicacy of the blown glass and porcelain. A preciosity of the often ignored vinegar that Nick Toshes was already pointing out in the opening of his mythical Confessions d’un chasseur d’opium (Confessions of an Opium Hunter): ‘Those people who know that the true soul of wine is vinegar, hold the key to the only worthy knowledge concerning wine. The wonderful taste becomes apparent by drinking shots of these mature and rare vinegars labelled da bere: the real thing is a far cry from the industrial crap masked with pretentious epithets.’