Olive oil was discovered centuries ago, in Egypt, and in Syria, then spread across the Mediterranean. It was first used to anoint kings, then used for its health benefits to the skin and hair, which for many, resembled a “youth elixir”. In a lot of instances in the modern age Olive Oil has been referred to as “Green Gold”.
Iksir was created to glorify the experience of oil tasting, with a design that takes inspiration from Alchemy tools, and puts the oil in a glass pedestal to show its importance, with a delicate glass pipette that works by trapping the oil inside in one simple gesture.
Iksir Technical Drawings
Iksir was the result of an intense, and highly engaging workshop titled PaneVino (Bread & Wine Design Lab),within the Masters in Industrial Design Program at Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) coordinated by Matteo Ragni with Antonio de Marco and Elisa Massoni, along with the technical partners Essent’ial and Nova Vitrex.
Iksir was then exhibited in The Essential Taste of Design exhibition during Milan Design Week 2017, along with 8 other student projects, and projects by Matteo Ragni, Antonio de Marco, and other designers, including illustrations by many designers including Karim Rashid, and cutlery and eating tools that show the history of design.