Olly Smith designs new decanter
5th October, 2012 by Andy Young
Olly Smith is extending his glassware collection with a new crystal decanter.
In 2011 Smith ordered a specially designed Zalto glass with a shorter stem for practicality and to easily fit in small cupboards and dishwashers.
After speaking with Daniel Primack, Director of Around Wine, about the practicalities of decanting wine and Smith realised that many decanter designs mean they are tricky to pour, clean and store.
So with that in mind the pair set about coming up with a more user-friendly decanter. After some complicated mathematics to get the ratios right, “The Bottle” was born. Commissioned in non-lead crystal the shape means it fits comfortably in the hand, is easy to pour, wash and drain.
The design means this decanter can be placed in the fridge door encouraging more use and it does not dominate a table.
The dishwasher-friendly decanter retails for £55 and is available from www.ollysmith.com and www.aroundwine.co.uk; this limited edition comes stamped with Olly’s logo.