Linea Rouge Thermometer: Replacing Mercury With Wine

Linea Rouge Thermometer: Replacing Mercury With Wine

Joelle Alcaidinho
Feb 12, 2010

We have blogged about wine thermometers before, but never a thermometer that contains wine. The Linea Rouge designed by Sono Mocci uses red wine instead of mercury to indicate the temperature.

Italian designer Sono Mocci was inspired by early modern thermometers, like the ones created by Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, around 1654, to create Linea Rouge. The thermometer uses red wine instead of mercury and measures temperature through the rise and fall of the wine through the capillary tube.

This simple wall thermometer with it's modern design aesthetic and clean communication style could pull double duty as a piece of art hanging on the wall. Add in the cool factor of it containing red wine and you have a nice looking conversation piece and a useful thermometer that does not clash with your decor. This is one thermometer we would not seek to hide.

What do you think? Would you purchase this thermometer should it become available?

[via designboom]

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