Albi Home is a product of creative research and design thinking approach. It was conceived to address the latent needs of wine consumers who often hesitate to open a bottle of wine for fear of wasting the rest. With Albi Home, this concern is a thing of the past. This smart wine dispenser allows wine enthusiasts to enjoy their wine at the perfect temperature, as if it were just opened, and preserves it for up to six months after uncorking. This is eight times longer than any other existing technologies.
The uniqueness of Albi Home lies in its proprietary technology. Once a bottle is uncorked, the wine starts losing its flavor and aroma due to oxidation. Albi Home effectively combats this issue, ensuring that the leftover wine never goes to waste. The exterior body of the dispenser is made of ABS by injection molding, with a surface finish applied through a painting process, enhancing the product's aesthetic appeal.
Albi Home is not just a physical product, but a system that provides key solutions. By inserting a Smart Bag containing the wine, the dispenser recognizes the wine using NFC technology. It displays the wine data and automatically brings it to the perfect serving temperature. This smart kitchen appliance is a testament to the seamless integration of technology and lifestyle.
The development of Albi Home began in 2018 in the Umbria Region. After years of research, mechanical prototypes, and design tests, the first 3000 definitive items are set to be released in June 2023. The design process involved real interviews with stakeholders to understand their needs and desires. The challenge was to create a sleek design that balances technology, usability, and elegant appearance, and Albi Home successfully achieves this.
Albi Home is more than just a wine dispenser. It is an innovative preserving system and a wine chiller with the most compact and sleek design on the market. It takes your wine to the next level, making it perfect for any situation that requires wine. With its elegant and discreet design, it manages to be the focus of conversation. Albi Home was awarded Silver in A' Home Appliances Design Award in 2023, a testament to its outstanding expertise and innovation.
Albi Home is protected by patents and design registrations, including FLUID DISPENSER IT 102018000002421; US 11,535,505; CN 111670157 B and Design Registration EUIPO N. 004681831-0001 del 30/01/2018. This ensures the uniqueness and originality of the design, setting a new standard in the world of wine preservation and tasting.
Project Designers: Emanuele Pangrazi
Image Credits: Emanuele Pangrazi
Project Team Members: Emanuele Pangrazi
Project Name: Albi Home
Project Client: Emanuele Pangrazi