HERCULES, HEROIC BY NATURE
Outlined below are the twelve labors that allowed us to transform those glorious feats into divine inspiration that gave birth to the HERCULES Carafe:
- The first task was to imagine a form that would combine an exalting, generous, slender and majestic profile;
- The beautiful balance of his svelte profile and athletic body then had to be drawn out.
- Later, symbolized by strong vivacious lines...
- ... and an imposing chestplate for personalization;
- To overcome the fifth ordeal, Hercules was asked to display beautifully straight and elongated glass columns;
- The next task was to shape a thick, pure and perfectly straight glass base;
- Hercules then had to undertake the supernatural task of bending and shaping the glass heel to capture and reflect the light of the liquid it would contain.
- The flawless sensation of the barrel was then reinforced by a base as refined as possible;
- To carry out the ninth task, Hercules added a double curve over the entire top of the bottle, for greater stature and harmony;
- No sooner had he finished, when he was asked to perform his tenth, and most difficult mission: using his legendary sword to carve out the heroic shoulder of the decanter, with sharp square angles, mirror his own broad stature.
- Then, he plunged his sword into the top of the bottle, enriching it’s appearance by leaving the impression of a little inverted pyramid, the identifying characteristic of this model.
- The twelfth labor of Hercules was an exercise in synthesis: infusing the multitude of details that defines the grace of a product and distinguishes it from all others.