Designer(s): Paolo Minola | minoxdesign, Italy
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This spout is part of a set of oil and vinegar dispensers for Villeroy & Boch Cooking Elements range project, but its concept is adaptable and can be extended to different sizes and different bottle shapes.
It features an innovative system of fluid drainage, which is its main key-point. It also features an innovative cap system, making use of silicone’s natural flexibility and resistance: on top of the spout there is a thin membrane (forming part of the spout itself) that acts as a cap, keeping the content protected in the dispenser (but not sealed: ok for domestic use). Its second main key-point. There are many other spouts in the market, but this one is made by one silicone piece only.
About the Designer/Company
After graduated at Milan Polytechnic university in 2002, I started to work as industrial designer in Italy (with Pasqui & Pasini Associates), and at a later time worked also on architectural and interior design projects in Italy, Russia and China.
For several years I have worked on products, street furniture (with Arch. Angelo Cortesi), furniture, exhibit, graphics, commercial & hospitality projects. Some clients I worked for in China are: Nike, Wieden+Kennedy, HNA Group and Victorinox.
Since 2011 I worked as design consultant for Li & Fung Group carrying out projects for retailers such as John Lewis and JCPenney and for brands like Villeroy & Boch and Jonathan Adler.