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7 Design-Forward Wine Accessories for the Home Bar

Art piece or decanter? You be the judge. Fashion-forward wine accessories have flooded the market, from high-end items from household names in design like Jonathan Adler to pieces by working artists like sculptor Robin Antar. Crafted to enhance your enjoyment of fine wine, there’s an objet d’art to fit any aesthetic.

Poglia Bone and Brass Corkscrew ($160)

Renowned for his idiosyncratic, Old World-style knives made from repurposed steel and natural materials like wood, bone and horn, Brazilian-born, Brooklyn-based designer Max Poglia now offers bar tools with the same rugged allure. The cow bone-and-brass corkscrew reacts naturally to changes in temperature and environment, which results in a patina as one-of-a-kind as its owner. Each corkscrew is handcrafted in the Polgia workshop in Brazil and then finished at their workshop in Brooklyn.

Jonathan Adler Pop Decanters
Jonathan Adler Pop Decanters / Photo courtesy Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler Orange Pop Decanter ($198)

Adler’s namesake brand has been a hit since his ceramics were first picked up by Barneys in 1993. Today, the acclaimed designer has chic home décor pieces placed in more than 20 stores. From his Modernist-inspired barware collection, look for these colorful decanters designed to be mixed and matched. Created from two layers of hand-blown glass, the decanters have an opaque effect that disguises whatever liquid is inside. Adler’s online store also spotlights other designers’ work occasionally, like award-winning L.A. artist Joe Cariati and his artful glass decanters.

Umbra Pulse Wine Rack
Umbra Pulse Wine Rack / Photo courtesy Umbra

Umbra Pulse Wine Rack Nickel ($30)

Based in Toronto, Umbra collaborates with designers in every corner of the globe to create affordable pieces for the modern home. The contemporary Pulse Wine Rack is no exception. Conceived by French designer Eugénie De Loynes, the sleek, minimalist rack can hold up to six wine bottles, and it can handle even more when stacked with the use of included clips.

Art Series Bass Decanter Set
Art Series Bass Decanter Set

Bass Decanter ($149.95)

Dreamed up by visual artist Patrik Illo, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Bass Decanter makes for an elegant, functional wine centerpiece. It can be combined with three other sculptural, handmade wine decanters to create a complementary collection. (Set is $349.)

OOOMS Wineglass Lamp ($98)

Dutch design partners Guido Ooms and Karin van Lieshout craft whimsical yet useful objects. They’ve collaborated on clever projects with brands like Pernod, Adidas and New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Wine fans will love their playful Wineglass Lamp, a pendant piece shaped like a Port glass designed better illuminate your home bar. Each lamp includes a long-lasting LED bulb.

Robin Antar Wine Knot
Robin Antar Wine Knot / Photo courtesy Robin Antar

Robin Antar Wine Knot ($1,200–1,500)

“Wine is an important part of Jewish ritual,” says artist Robin Antar. “I wanted a way to connect my culture into my work.”

Cast in stone, the Wine Knots are organic-looking forms with negative space left intentionally to allow storage of up to two wine bottles. The pieces also work beautifully as standalone sculptures.

Michael Aram Bittersweet Wine Coaster & Stopper
Michael Aram Bittersweet Wine Coaster & Stopper / Photo courtesy Michael Aram

Michael Aram Bittersweet Wine Coaster & Stopper Set ($115)

Born in America but inspired by his travels to India, artist Michael Aram’s main medium is metal, and each piece in his home décor collection is handmade and unique. The Bittersweet Wine Coaster & Stopper set is a natural pick for wine lovers. It provides a gorgeous way to showcase bottles with design inspired by perennial North American vines. Its detailed, curling lines are crafted from stainless steel and brass.

Published on March 28, 2018
Topics: Wine Accessories
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