The Twelve Herculean Tasks

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.