Totem

emerged from a desire to dramatize and ritualise the serving of cocktails. The lower part of the piece, crafted in clear glass, contains a ready-made cocktail,whilst the upper section serves as an ice bucket. Thanks to its cork base, the latter can also be used to seal the carafe so that it is air-tight. As for the glasses, they stack away neatly inside an iced chiller and remain easy to access. Everything is brought together with a leather handle this portable bar is elegant, safe and practical to carry around - even one - handed. The juxtaposition of these shapes and materials has resulted in a sculptural and visually surprising piece, reminiscent of tribal totem poles with their characteristic stack of animal heads. 

Photo by Cédric Widmer and Axel Crettenand