Oct 7, 2015 | By Tess

I doubt I am alone in having a deep wish for one day possessing an immaculate wine cellar, walls lined floor to ceiling with Merlots, Pinot Noirs, and Chardonnays, an unending supply of the world’s finest wines in the comfort of my own home. Until that dream is realized, however, I have had to find an alternative to displaying my rather modest collection of wines, forever growing and shrinking with each bottle bought and each glass sipped. Luckily, UK based Brazilian graphic designer Gustavo Arguello has designed a new modular 3D printed wine rack, perfect for the casual wine collector like me, which he has called the GustaVino.

Arguello recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new additively manufactured wine rack, which runs until October 29th, 2015, and whose goal is £2,900 (almost USD 4,500). The wine rack itself is a delicately designed, almost honey-comb structure, which as Gustavo notes, bears resemblance to Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi’s famous bonelike structures and accents.

The 3D printed wine rack is also modular, meaning it can be reassembled in a number of shapes and styles, including horizontally, vertically or pyramidal. Not only adjustable by shape, however, the wine rack can also be expanded upon, for when your wine collection increases in size, or made smaller again for when it inevitably shrinks after a successful dinner party.

Arguello has also taken into account the varying size of wine bottles, making each wine holding compartment wide enough (9cm in diameter) to accommodate most wine bottle shapes and sizes, from the standard Riesling bottle, to the wider Champagne bottle.

Arguello has opted to 3D print the GustaVino out of a biodegradable, non-toxic, plant-based PLA material, which also allows for the option of 3D printing the product in a variety of colors. As of now Arguello has made 6 colors available – white, black, red, yellow, blue, and a special Kickstarter glow in the dark edition. If the Kickstarter campaign continues to run successfully and beats its goal of £2,900 more color options will be added as part of the stretch goals.

There is also the option of 3D printing your very own GustaVino, as Arguello is enthusiastic about the manufacturing potentials that 3D printing technology can offer. As stated on GustaVino’s Kickstarter page, “The most exciting thing about this project is the embracing of the new possibilities available to product designers and consumers. A musician can record a song and distribute it instantaneously around the world, just like a writer can have their ebook read everywhere. Now it’s the time for products that can be printed directly in your home.” If you don’t happen to have access to a 3D printer, however, there is also the possibility of ordering an already made GustaVino.

The Kickstarter rewards range from £5 to £137, and consist of a 3D printed GustaVino mascot in various colors meant to support wine bottles in the fridge; various sized kits of the modular wine rack; and the .stl files to print your own GustaVino. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful and reaches its goal, the rewards will be ready to be sent out in early December, right in time for the holidays.

So, if you have a family member or friend who has an inkling for fine wines, the GustaVino may just be the perfect thing to accompany their collection, no matter how big or small!




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Darevsek wrote at 10/7/2015 2:39:58 PM:

ANNNDDDDD... you can find many free STL's of near identical designs on Thingverse and MyMiniFactory. So, why pay this guy money when you can get or even create your own for free?

Gustavo Arguello wrote at 10/7/2015 12:15:26 PM:

Hi Tess, thank you so much for your honest review :) I really appreciated it, that's why I quote in my Kickstarter campaign...

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