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Functional Design

A few weeks back, Jathan posted about a zig zag bottle rack that was affordable, environmentally friendly, and functional. I was intrigued by it, but discovered that I could only find it via Vincon.com, which is European. It retailed for roughly $5 USD per sheet.
Imagine my surprise when I stumbled into the wine rack this weekend?! We were at the annual Design Within Reach local warehouse sale – one of those quiet little sales that happens with little publicity. I love this sale. Last year we acquired an end table and a Herman Miller aeron chair for a steal. This year they had a couch of my dreams, which we didn’t purchase, and the wine rack, which we did. We bought it for $17/6 sheets. We bought two sets of 6 – enough to hold 2 cases.
It’s ugly until you get bottles in it. Because it’s opaque, you do need to tag your bottles (unless you like the hunt). It worked out well for us, because it can be set up in a myriad of ways and we can shrink/grow it as often as we need (horizontal or vertical). It was very tempting to run back to the sale on Sunday to buy 2 more sets of 6, but we refrained. The good news is that a lot of our wine that was "homeless" now has a home. Our wine cooler is packed (we never dreamed we’d be able to fill it) and now this is full as well. We’re expecting another case in July – guess we better drink up!

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Posted by Michelle at 11:41 am in Wine Tech | Permalink | Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Functional Design”

  1. Jathan says:

    Don’t you just hate it when you have to drink wine to make space in your rack?
    Nice find. 😉

  2. Lenn says:

    I wish I could find these racks somewhere locally. I have a spot in my basement that would be perfect…

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