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Forge de Laguiole - Sommelier by Jean-Michel Wilmotte - Black

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This sommelier has a unique, pure and elegant line combined with and unusual material which is acrylic glass – very durable. The finish is polished stainless steel. The screw with its 5 turn grooved spiral assures perfect penetration in the cork. The lifter is moulded at the foundry and designed for ease of use and intensive long-term utilisation. The bee, symbol of the Laguiole, is simplified to a truncated triangle in keeping with its contemporary design. The Forge de Laguiole logo is engraved on the foil cutter. This logo is exclusive and attests that this corkscrew was manufactured by FORGE de LAGUIOLE in the village of Laguiole in the Aubrac region of Southern France. This corkscrew is handmade from start to finish by an individually dedicated artisan.

Jean-Michel Wilmotte
Having obtained his interior architect diploma at École Camondo in Paris, Jean-Michel Wilmotte founded the Wilmotte & Associés agency in 1975. Success came quickly; he was asked by François Mitterand (the then Président de la République Française) to undertake a partial conversion of the private apartments of the Palais de l'Élysée. This incredible opportunity brought about new ventures. In 1993, Jean-Michel Wilmotte obtained an architectural diploma which allowed him to work both small and large-scale projects. Inspired by the concept of “cities interior architecture”, he operated in five fields: architecture, interior architecture, “muséographie”, town planning and design. His creations include the design of the cultural centre of Bunkamura in Japan in 1989, the restructuring of the “Palais des Congrès” in Bordeaux in 2003 and the interiors for the new LVMH corporate headquarters in 2004. The same year, Jean-Michel Wilmotte designed a range of corkscrews with acrylic glass handles for Forge de Laguiole. More recently, he transformed the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Paris to luxury status. Today, the Wilmotte & Associés agency enjoys international status and operates in more than twenty countries. In 2010 they became one of the top 100 architectural firms world- wide.