Designer Mentze Ottenstein
Copenhagen-based architects Mentze Ottenstein took their design cues from their local neighbourhood when creating their Strandgade series for Audo, named after the historic street in which they reside. The Strandgade Carafe in mouth-blown glass profiles an asymmetrical silhouette that sits comfortably in the hand, making light work of pouring liquids. Designed for serving cold drinks, it is infused with function and a sense of nostalgia. Crafted in two sizes, the smaller bottle is shaped from clear glass while the larger is darker in colour. Each unique design varies in size and shape due to the handcrafted nature of each piece.
Ø: 12 cm
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Mentze Ottenstein is a collaboration between Danish architects and designers Mathias Mentze and Alexander Ottenstein. An architect and design lecturer at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Mathias Mentze infuses design, history, craft and tactility into projects large and small. Architect Alexander Ottenstein has collaborated with high-profile Danish studios but is most passionate about smaller scale projects. Working across a range of disciplines, from buildings to objects to furniture, their common approach is often contextual. Designs emerge from a specific project or occasion, for a specific place. As a result, their work often contains numerous historical references and unfamiliar narratives that come to light through their extensive research. Mentze Ottenstein have created a range of characterful products for Audo Copenhagen that are both timeless and timely and place great materials at the centre of each design.