We are so excited with the launching of the Beanie Bottle Stopper - Sketcha's first industrial home-waer product, design for Monkey Business company.
Monkey Business is a family-run product design studio, founded by industrial designer Oded Friedland, providing fresh perspectives on the little things that make up your day, whether at home, at the office or outdoors.
The idea for the Beanie came about after seeing hand-knitted hats on beer bottles (created by talented seniors in the UK). We were immediately charmed by how this handmade creation transformed the cold, heartless beer bottle into something fun and adorable.
The next step was to think how we can translate this effect onto a kitchenware product. Keeping the texture and icon of the hand crafted beanie led us to its design and resulted in a functional, visually striking and fun product. A perfect gift to add to that bottle of wine you bring for dinner.
During the design process, various patterns and shapes of knitted beanies were examined. We tried to stay as close as we could to the iconic image of the beanie hat, simplifying the knitted texture onto the silicon material.
After creating mockups and testing functionality we decided on the final shape, colors and proportion.
The next two images shows the transform from the first shape and idea to the final product:
Now you can drink sensibly – no need to empty the bottle! Purchase Beanie Bottle Stopper here.