Luno by
Martin Jakobsen


Product news: a ball of cork provides the stopper for this glass container by Czech designer Martin Jakobsen.

Luno by Martin Jakobsen

The Luno container has a shape similar to the small playing pieces in the board game Ludo, Martin Jakobsen told Dezeen.

Luno by Martin Jakobsen

Natural materials like glass, wood and marble appear throughout Jakobsen's work. "In this case, cork was definitely what I needed. It is a sufficiently soft material and very good combination together with glass," he said.

Luno by Martin Jakobsen

The Luno container is now available from Czech design portal Maxi Design.

Jakobsen founded his own studio in 2010 and began designing products for Danish design brand Mojoo in 2011.

We've previously featured a set of coloured glass jars with cork lids as well as some more unusual uses of cork, including a torch with a cork body and a cork light fitting that let users pin on their own paper shades.

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Photographs are by Eliska Kyselkova.

  • Ran

    Not convinced. What if I close it too hard and the cork goes inside?

    • mauro

      It’s quite risky. Especially if you are a brute. Can’t you see it will never pass the entry of the jar?


  • Froghorn

    Sorry, I think this has already been done!

    • dibbs

      ^ I don’t see a ball.

    • kerby

      Imagine what the designer of the four-legged chair thought when he saw another four-legged chair come along! It’s a never-ending creative evolution of objects my friend, not plagiarism.

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  • Theo

    Sagaform anyone?

  • ico

    I can’t understand nothing! How can I buy it? Where I can set the language of website?

  • Labrador owners should probably refrain from buying ;)

  • Javier

    There are many good things published in Dezee but few are so perfect as these. Contemplate the beauty of its simplicity, the beauty of its functionality, the beauty of the cork ball gently put on top of the jar. I may not say only these but also the beauty of its originality! Congratulations Martin.

    • Ewen_

      Really? Where is functionality here? I bet that flipping the jar releases the ball, so the lid is useless in that sense. It looks pretty, I give you that, but functional it’s most definitely not.

      • mauro

        Why would you flip the jar? That's useless.


        • Fcuk-Luck-Orchestra

          A lid is supposed to hold onto the container with just enough strength to prevent its content from being spilled. You know, basic design assumptions.

    • Fcuk-Luck-Orchestra

      Okay it’s pretty, but it’s just a jar with a ball as a lid.

      If I may, as far as originality goes, a simple Google Images search for carafes should speak for itself.

  • Next!

    So when I remove the stopper and put it down, it rolls away?! Useless.

    • Mauro

      Yeah! It’s self powered, especially if you are not intelligent enough to level your furniture when you place it. Ridiculous comment.


      • Fuck-Luck-Orchestra

        Not a matter of intelligence. Leave a window open and the draft will make such a light ball roll away; walk fast by it, drop a newspaper next to it, to oppose this fact is simply bad faith. Adding a small flat surface to it would just enhance the design by taking the real life parameters of usability into account. This is not a sculpture.

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  • Romain

    I’ve sealed and re-corked bottles before, I do it because I want to keep whatever is inside from spoiling or spilling.

    How does a ball “gently resting” on the lip of a carafe even keep the air from drying my gummy-bears, or for that matter, waterlogging my cereal ? How would you manufacture spherical (and corresponding) stoppers without incurring massive costs and astronomical defect percentages?

    I’d rather find something else to impress my guests.

  • Aybige Tek

    It is an elegant design and I love the fact that it creates patience in people. It’s very delicate and esthetic looking too!