- Article by Elisa Scarton
It’s your last chance to grab a bottle of gin/vodka from the ADR x Archie Rose limited edition design collaboration!
Last year, we called on three of the country’s best interior designers to create bespoke labels for Archie Rose’s insanely good Tailored Spirits Collection.
Enter Mim Fanning, Brendan Wong and Hana Hakim.
The three designers were set loose on Archie’s labels with the ambitious brief of penning what Tailored meant to them.
Along with their limited edition design, the trio also created a signature blend of botanicals to match.
“We were inspired by a soft use of materiality to reflect the gorgeous and distinctive Archie Rose green bottle,” explains Hakim.
“Spirited, soulful silhouettes then carry the distinctive voice of summer with Mother Nature’s botanics weaving her magic throughout.”
Hints of lemon myrtle, honey and rivermint come together in her botanical blend for a tailored gin that speaks of all things summer sunsets.
Miriam Fanning chose her signature cobalt blue for the whirls featured on her label. Depicted as raked patterns, the shapes represent the sense of hospitality we’ve all missed in recent times.
“If the essence of Mim Design was distilled into one colour, that striking blue would be it.” she says of the choice.
“Timeless, sophisticated and memorable, it embodies all the traits we wanted to impart into this collaboration.”
The self-confessed lover of the Cosmopolitan put her own spin on the classic with a tailored vodka flavoured with raspberry, sunrise lime and a hint of juniper.
Finally, Sydney’s own Brendan Wong completes the trio with a geometric multi-coloured thread pattern he’s been playing with all year.
“String art is inherently tailored as no two pieces are exactly the same. The pattern of their arrangement can be pushed and pulled, tucked over and under; truly tailored to create a unique design. Translating this idea to the label involved a significant process of tailoring itself,” he says.
“The message is intended to evoke thought between the parallels of visual design and blending of spirit flavours.”
All three limited edition labels will be available to order on the Archie Rose website until the end of February 2022.
Each bottle is tailor made for you with the option to keep Hakim, Wong and Fanning’s botanical blends or create your own from the array of ingredients on offer.
Each designer has also penned a short, sweet message to include on the back of the bottle, which you can leave or replace with your own words.
You can also personalise the front of your label for a truly one-of-a-kind gift.
Photography: Nikki To unless otherwise specified.