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Bottle Coaster Orfèvre-Sommelier

by Michael Anastassiades

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The Bottle Coaster by Michael Anastassiades for Puiforcat is part of the Orfèvre-Sommelier Collection. This collection was created to celebrate the art of enjoying wine. Puiforcat brought together Lombardy native Enrico Bernardo, 2004 “World's Best Sommelier,” and London-based designer Michael Anastassiades, champion of minimalist elegance to design and create first a wine glass series. Together, they rose to a formidable challenge: how were they to combine in a glass two substances that do not make for an ideal combination, metal and wine? The partners imagined a chalice that would sit on a silver-plated or gold-plated metal base. From this simple idea were created different pieces making up the Puiforcat Orfèvre-Sommelier collection to meet the every need of wine lovers: a Tumbler, a Bottle Coaster, a Decanter, a Champagne Bucket, a Six-Bottle Wine Bucket and a Bottle Holder, all with a mirror finish on the inner surface to reflect the image of the bottle.

Boasting exceptional savoir-faire, the House of Puiforcat offers pieces of its heritage while imagining the classics of tomorrow. The Parisian silversmith Puiforcat is regarded as one of the legendary names in European silver craftsmanship.

Bottle Coaster from the Orfèvre-Sommelier Collection by Michael Anastassiades for Puiforcat
- Minimalist elegance
- Innovative use of metal and glass transforming the experience of drinking
- H 1.9" x ∅ 4.7"
- Silverplated
- Made in France


Silverplated metal
H 1.9" 4.7"


Michael Anastassiades
Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades launched his studio in 1994 to explore contemporary notions of culture and aesthetics through a combination of product, furniture and environmental design. Positioned between fine art and design, his work aims to provoke dialogue, participation and interaction. He creates objects that are minimal, utilitarian and almost mundane, yet full of vitality one might not expect. Anastassiades’ work is featured in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Craft Council in London, the FRAC Centre in Orleans, France, and the MAK in Vienna. He has designed products with various leading manufacturers. In 2007, he set up the company Michael Anastassiades Ltd to produce his signature pieces, a collection of lighting, furniture, jewellery, and tabletop objects. The studio’s philosophy is a continuous search for eclecticism, individuality, and timeless qualities in design. Michael Anastassiades trained as a civil engineer at London’s Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine before taking a masters degree in industrial design at the Royal College of Art. He lives and works in London.