If, like us, the way you decide which wine to buy is governed by a simple combination of colour and price, then you too will more often than not find yourself with a screw top bottle. Of course for convenience that’s all well and good, but there’s definitely a certain satisfying ritual about uncorking a bottle – the anticipation, the delicate angles and that satisfying pop that promises imminent alcohol. The London-based Portuguese designer Gonçalo Campos clearly feels the same way, and his new Rolhaî is a tribute to this simple act. The three legs of the cork table screw into the surface using corkscrew technology, and as Gonçalo explains: “Thanks to the amazing mechanical properties of cork, this elementary action is enough to keep the table sturdy and stable.”
Named after the Portuguese word for wine bottle cork, this is a project that uses an on-trend material for well-thought out reasons, “in a way that respects the history, traditions and rituals associated to the material, while emphasising its aesthetic qualities.”
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