GEOMETRY by Margherita Matticari
Paris-based Italian designer Margherita Matticari offers an authentic and unique vision that combines innovative design with outstanding craftsmanship. The result? Functional, elegant and timeless objects that are made to be used. Made for life. Geometry marks Margherita’s second collaboration with L’Atelier du Vin, after her exceptional design of the Nomad Collection in 2021.
Geometry: Is it a gift box or a sculpture?
Actually, it’s both! Our vision behind Geometry was to create a box/sculpture piece. Serving as a box, Geometry opens to reveal the iconic L’Atelier du Vin corkscrew, Oeno Motion Gold. At the same time, whether open or closed, Geometry is a sculpture and work of art in its own right.
Why call it Geometry?
Put simply, we wanted to play with geometric shapes.
When closed, Geometry is composed of two triangles. When opened, a circle is revealed with Oeno Motion Gold in its center. The circular design is a nod to the instantly recognizable circle on the corkscrew. The circle and the triangle are essential shapes evoking body and spirit. The shapes also help push the minimalist theme to its limit.
Geometry is not a static object; it is dynamic. When closed, it serves as decorative. When open, it’s an invitation to be put to use and savor fine wines.
What was behind the choice in materials?
We selected black lacquered wood for a touch of elegance and purity, using what is essentially the iconic color of luxury. We played on marrying black and gold to enhance the geometric shapes and create a striking emotion. Thus, when opened, the matte black serves to accentuate the shine and glimmer of Oeno Motion Gold.
Overall, Geometry is an interplay of shapes and perspectives which, as I see it, belongs on a mantlepiece, coffee table, or surrounded by books on a shelf.
Each piece is unique because they are all made by hand. Geometry serves as an invitation to add beautiful form and perfect function to your home.
The Geometry of Wine in a Designer Corkscrew Set
Just as wine is enveloped in a bottle, this stainless-steel bottle opener is encapsulated in a timeless, beautiful black lacquered wooden sculpture. Inside the minimalist box lies an oenological treasure of exceptional craftsmanship: the Oeno Motion Gold corkscrew, ready to open a fine bottle of red, white or rosé wine.
Effortlessly extracting corks, this foolproof marvel brings joy to wine enthusiasts. With discreet precision, it boasts a foil cutter ingeniously concealed within its jaws, ensuring a secure grip and unwavering support on the bottle neck. A simple downward push on the lever plunges the worm into the cork, facilitating effortless extraction upon its upward pull.
Release the corkscrew from the bottle, repeating the motion to free the cork from this authentic sommelier tool, preparing for your next tasting experience. The mesmerizing back-and-forth dance mirrors the subtle gliding of the sculpted Geometry box, reminiscent of the art of unveiling and concealing—whispering ancient secrets of winemaking.
Oeno Motion Gold Geometry: A Corkscrew of Unparalleled Excellence
This exceptional bottle opener, a technical and ergonomic masterpiece, embodies the very essence of wine appreciation—an enduring heirloom to be cherished for generations. Oeno Motion Gold transcends other corkscrews in our wine accessory collections, exuding an aura of power and magnificence, both visually and tactilely.
Each metallic element of this mechanism has been meticulously designed, fortified, and perfected by our team of artisans and engineers, striking the perfect equilibrium between a robust tool, seamless hand movements, reliable opening mechanics, and breathtaking aesthetics.
This collector’s lever corkscrew caters to bottles and corks of all shapes and sizes, offering an alternative ergonomic experience to traditional sommeliers, waiter’s friends, twin blades, endless screws, or winged corkscrews.
Dependable and reassuring, Oeno Motion Gold Geometry excels at delicately extracting corks—an indispensable accessory when opening a matured bottle from your cellar. Sommeliers, oenologists, wine merchants, and connoisseurs alike hold this corkscrew in high regard.
Designed by Margherita Matticari, the Geometry set beckons collectors and wine aficionados, harmonizing wine and art. In line with the distinguished legacy of L’Atelier du Vin—a French manufacturer of wine tools passed down from father to son since 1926—this set captures the essence of rare corkscrew collections and collector bottle openers.
Wood worked and lacquered by hand, metal, alloys, leather.