We’re amused by the fetishization of olive oil in the ceramic field. A while back we wrote about CuldeSac’s white (and decidedly phallic) take on the olive oil vessel.
Grecian designer Marios Karystios, who works in Cyprus designing projects for small businesses, comes to us this week for a more literal (and less sexy, sorry olive oil-aphiles) take on olive oil packaging. Karystios worked with ceramist Stelios Laskaris to design the packaging for boutique olive oil produced from a small grove in Lebanon. From the designer:
Gino’s garden organic olive oil from the region of Rihaneh in Lebanon. Each year, a limited quantity of olive oil is handpicked and cold pressed within six hours, making to the finest quality of olive oil one could get from the grove of Gino Haddad. In order to reflect the organic approach and limited production, a custom made bottle was specially designed to portray the uniqueness of Gino’s olive oil.
A small piece of art and not just another bottle.Two different types of uneven olive shaped bottles were drawn, using mathematical techniques to calculate the irregular shape and volume. The ceramic bottles were brought to life by the skilful hands of Stelios Laskaris, in black gloss and green matte glaze finishes.
Designed in Cyprus, produced in Greece and enjoyed in Lebanon.
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