There's more to enjoying wine than just the act of drinking it. For people who collect wine, displaying it for guests is almost as important as enjoying the aroma and flavor of the drink itself. The Nucleus modular wine rack is designed with this in mind. It's minimal, and completely customizable, so it can cater to as many or few bottles as a collector needs.
The rack was created by Dutch designer Thijs Goossink with versatility in mind. Besides being able to accommodate as many or as few bottles as needed, the pieces can be assembled in all kinds of shapes, so it can match the look and feel of any room. The creators describe the Nucleus as "an interactive piece of art for your wine bottles."
Besides having a distinct look, the creators also wanted a wine rack that could be used in small spaces, such as within an apartment. The variety of possible shapes allows it to be placed inside of a small cabinet or on a section of countertop, when space is at a premium. Some of the demo photos also show Nucleus mounted on a wall, which would most certainly be a good way to make the most of limited space.
Nucleus is made from aerospace-grade aluminum with a scratch-proof anodized surface. The interlocking pieces form a sturdy structure, and the openings are wide enough to suit a bottle with a diameter of up to 90 mm (3.5 inches).
Three colors are available for the Nucleus modular wine rack – silver, orange, and blue. The product is available in a pack of 16 elements for €115 (US$150) in all three colors. Individual elements are also available for €8.25 ($11).