Prohibition Kit by
Francesco Morackini


This liquor-distilling kit by Vienna designer Francesco Morackini breaks down into four perfectly innocent household objects.

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

The Prohibition Kit comprises a fully-functioning cooking pot, fondue stove, fruit bowl and watering can that can be combined to brew alcohol at home.

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

"Producing schnapps, liquor or alcohol is very restricted by the law in most countries," says Morackini. "The separated elements are legal but put together the objects become illegal. I wanted to explore the limit of legislation."

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

The set is primarily made of copper. "This material has always been used for the construction of stills since ancient times," explains the designer.

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

"With the evolution of time and technologies, new materials have been introduced such as stainless steel, but old Europe will by no means exchange their copper stills."

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

His design won first prize in the professional category of the Copper and the Home 2012 contest organised by the Italian Copper Institute.

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

Francesco Morackini studied industrial design and management then worked in Brazil, the United States and France before establishing his studio in Vienna.

Prohibition Kit by Francesco Morackini

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  • Paul Blackburn

    How brilliant.

  • bonsaiman

    Funny concept and looks great.

  • Romain

    How wonderfully subversive. It should come with a Snellen Chart to make sure users don’t go progressively blind, which would be a pity given how great the project looks. Users should a least be able to enjoy its aesthetics.

    • bonsaiman

      A link on the toxicity (or not) of homemade fruit alcohol:

      • Romain

        I stand corrected! Thank you for the information, although I’d still be wary of methanol. I’m sure only the most responsible of distillers will enjoy this product.

  • Brian

    I want one!

  • Andy

    Renders always work.

  • This ain’t your grandpa’s moonshine, boy!

  • Guy

    Insincere looking renders. It’s a neat idea, but it could have easily been presented in sketch form, giving more room for the ambiguities of future production.

    The designer’s trouble to produce a life-like render does the project little justice because it makes the project appear more real than it actually is, ie fake. The skill of a designer is not just in ideas and presentation, but in production.

    I think that this detailed vision of how it should look could actually prevent him from realising it, because I can imagine showing these renderings to a copper smith and the smith saying flat out “can’t do it” or “won’t do it” because it has no flexibility to accommodate the smith’s technical requirements or art. But still, I hope he does get it made.

    • Normally Dezeen don’t publish rendered projects, so I would like to thank them again for publishing my project! I hope this publicity will help me to convince a manufacturer to build a prototype. Unfortunately, like many other designers I have a very limited budget to do so!

      • Good luck, Francesco! I also have a limited budget, but would save to buy this set! I simply love it.

      • kieve ducharme

        Would it be possible to know where to buy this product?

        Many thanks,

  • Michael

    As long as the Copper Institute realizes that copper is a growth inhibitor (which is why Bonsai growers use copper) I'll accept the concept. Not all parts need to be copper, but I enjoy the appreciation of copper stills.

  • DOH

    Really pretty but um, have you ever distilled anything before, or researched it? Where does the thermometer for the kettle go?

  • Ian Mc Trootle

    Beautiful! Will have it in our store, De Klinkaert – Flemish spirits for a world spirit!
    Ian Mc Trootle