Stölzle Flaconnage: Johnnie Walker XR 21 Year Old Whisky
Tasked with creating a decanter-style bottle shape to project Johnnie Walker masculinity, Stölzle Flaconnage created an ultra premium glass pack that dazzled the judges. The stunning decanter, which retails at £120, incorporates a flame polish, a unique feature on a premium spirits bottle. Stölzle Flaconnage also faced moulding challenges as the faceted faces in the style of a decanter had to be kept level and the edges of the faces had to be carried onto the base of the bottle to create a star pattern. Tight control over neck parameters meant a perfect fit for the cork-equipped stopper. The gold metal print on the flux base, front and back, was completed in four passes and was finished with lacquer. One judge said the decanter was a “great execution for a premium product” while another described it as “elegant”.
Allied Glass Containers: The Macallan Chairman’s Release
Manufactured in “extra white” flint glass, which “exemplifies purity and clarity”, the The Macallan Chairman’s Release decanter has a premium look and feel to it. It mirrors the curve of the triangle cut into the glass and the strong shoulders give a balance and are reminiscent of the typical Macallan bottle. Premium, elegant and masculine were three words that judges used to describe the glass pack from Allied Glass. It’s an excellent execution of a premium product,” added another judge.
Stölzle Flaconnage: Marcel Eau de Parfum from Oriflame
The brief was for a glass container that could “appeal to a woman of personality – one who could dream of seeing herself on a fashion cat walk”. Stölzle Flaconnage’s solution was to design a bottle in the form of a shallow square. Inspired by a chaotically cut diamond, the intricate facets are designed to reflect the many sides of woman’s personality and provide “a captivating sparkle”. The base has a de-bossed ‘M’ while the square cap in metallic bronze features a central panel engraved with another ‘M’. The heaviness of the glass relative to its content volume meant a thick base making it difficult to keep flat. However, Stölzle Flaconnage overcame this difficulty