A Spirited Collaboration

27th November 2013

Glenmorangie and Wallpaper* join forces to inspire 18 designs to highlight their 18 Years Old whisky

A Spirited Collaboration

Some of the world’s most innovative designers are working with Glenmorangie and Wallpaper* to create a display for two of the luxury drinks brand’s finest prestige expressions.

Each of the six designers has submitted three ideas for a display - known in the trade as a 'bottle glorifier'. Glenmorangie is now asking the public to vote for their favourite six designs from these 18 by using the dedicated App on the renowned whisky brand’s Facebook page.

The voting is now open with the shortlist revealed on 9th December. The final winning concept will be decided by a panel of expert judges from Wallpaper magazine and Glenmorangie and will be released in summer 2014.

David White, Glenmorangie Marketing & Communications Director, said: "This project brings together Glenmorangie's passion, craft and innovation with the design flair and dynamism of Wallpaper*.

"We're delighted to be working with six of the world’s up and coming innovative designers, and are excited to see what Wallpaper* readers and Glenmorangie Facebook friends make of their approach for our 'unnecessarily well made' ethos."

The designers, chosen from across the globe, were tasked with enhancing the visibility and desirability of both the Glenmorangie 18 Years Old and Signet expressions of whisky, either on or behind the bar, or on a table in an Asian 'on-trade' venue.

The six shortlisted sketches - one from each designer - will be brought to life for a special Wallpaper* feature in March 2014.

Designers working on the project are:

  • Brooklyn-based woodworker Brendan Keim, a graduate of New York’s Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design's furniture programme (www.brendankeim.com).
  • Kenyon Yeh, educated at Kingston University in London, now based in Taipei. His Kenyon Yeh Studio focuses on furniture, lighting and product design (www.kenyonyeh.com).
  • British-born John Green, an award-winning designer of furniture and lifestyle products who currently works from The Studio in York alongside other young British designers and brands (www.johngreendesigns.com).
  • Aidia Studio: made up of Mexican Rolando Rodriguez-Leal and Polish Natalia Wrzask, both previously of Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects (www.aidia-studio.com).
  • Mr Sheep, a renowned Taiwan-based designer who has significant experience in both the UK and in Taiwan (flavors.me/mango_studio)
  • MicroMacro, founded by Italian architect Sara Bernardi who has worked for many international companies including Fuksas, Graft and IaN+. (www.micromacrolab.it)

Visit facebook.com/Glenmorangie to cast your vote now.