Renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid has created the wine bottle design for Austrian vintner Leo Hillinger. Only 999 of the bottles have been produced, using NURB-based design software and cast-iron molding processes. It features a an unconventional concave shape, that allows the bottles to interlock, as well as a custom-molded case for each bottle.
Of the design, Hadid said: "The elongated volume of the bottle has been derived from the profile of liquid droplets. 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 winemakers were equally pleased with the complex bottle. “Noble, elegant, full of fine shapes and curves, as well as with edge,” they said in a press release. “This is the design by Zaha Hadid. Thus, it is—as the wine itself—complex and fascinating.”