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.