SPECIAL GABBIETTE MUSELETTES

Great drinks are like great people: all about strong character, presence and charisma. And, just like with people, our first contact with them always occurs through vision. This is why it is important what they are wearing; truly charismatic beverages deserve a style that communicates their unique identity. Enter Special Gabbiette Muselettes, a company specialising in unique, high end, boutique manufactured muselets.

A bit of history. Muselets (also known as wirehoods, or bobble holders), intricate constructions of wire cages and metal capsules designed to secure the corks on carbonated beverages and sustain the pressure within bottles, were invented in 1844 by Adolphe Jacquesson, a member of the Jacquesson dynasty that founded what is now widely believed to be the oldest independent champagne manufacturing company, Jacquesson et Fils, back in the late 1700s. The invention proved to be a game-changer, significantly improving health and safety within the champagne industry while also reducing waste levels. Waiters, sommeliers and wine aficionados no longer risked having the cork pop out of the bottle and go straight into their eye or forehead; and manufacturers no longer needed to worry about bottles exploding due to the natural pressure of the gas stored within.

These days, however, muselets are much more than security tools. They are, to the wine world, what accessories are to the fashion circuit: status symbols, identity markers, and collectables for those in the know. The word “placomusophilie” emerged in recent years to signify collecting muselets: an illustration of the cult status these objects have achieved. Muselets are also powerful marketing tools, there to communicate brand identity and create a new kind of conversation with the customer.

Special Gabbiette Muselettes, founded in 2011, recognises the creative potential of muselets, while also remaining committed to perfecting their practical aspects. We take quality and durability very seriously, so we only use the best raw materials, cutting-edge machinery and the newest technologies to produce our wirehoods. But we equally recognise the importance of communicating your brand’s message and values through muselets. For this reason, we work with talented designers, graduates of prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, renowned as the world’s hub for creative ideas.

We are equally enthusiastic about developing a unique image for your drink and adapting an existing design to our wirehoods. We are excited about giving your bottle – be it champagne, beer or lemonade – a distinct look and feel that would convey the unique spirit of your product. Importantly, we are as dynamic and adaptive as our designs: we find tight deadlines, complicated briefs, unchartered territories and new markets stimulating, rather than taxing, and are always ready for a new challenge.

Just like you, we are aware that in today’s extremely competitive market a coherent brand message is vital for the longevity of your relationship with your customer. And we believe in long-term relationships. This is why we strive to create collectible muselets that will elevate your product to “it” status, and keep your clients coming back for more.

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PRODUCT DESIGN

We are enthusiastic about developing a unique image for your drink and excited about giving your bottle – be it champagne, beer or lemonade – a distinct look and feel that would convey the unique spirit of your product.

WIRE HOOD PRODUCTION

We recognise the creative potential of muselets, while also remaining committed to perfecting their practical aspects. We take quality and durability very seriously, so we only use the best raw materials, cutting-edge machinery and the newest technologies to produce our wirehoods.

 

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Pietro
Vuillermin Pietro Paolo
Alexandr Romanov
Alexandr Romanov
Samuel Malagnini
Samuel Malagnini
Alexey Lipovtsev