For Wallpaper* Handmade at Salone del Mobile 2015, Afroditi Krassa created two handmade flasks for Chivas Regal to display on a bar made from ancient petrified wood by Sally Mackereth.
Afroditi’s Dram and Mór were created in partnership with Fürstenberg, the famous German porcelain manufacturer founded in 1747. The bottles were made using the Solitaire crystaline glazing technique – a complex elaborate and ancient process over 1,000 years old and dating back to the Song Dynasty (970-1279). The complex firing process means it is impossible to create an exact replica of any piece – so each is unique!
Afroditi’s take on the flask is a truly modern expression of British luxury and pays tribute to Royal Salute’s handcrafted porcelain flagon – itself rooted in the 18th century and linked with royalty and the aristocracy. Robust, durable and strong, the opaque body of the Royal Salute flagon is a powerful guardian of the precious liquid and a graceful metaphor honouring prestigious whisky’s lineage and flawless quality.
All photography except the header image are by James Cheadle.