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Malt Whisky Tall handmade glass bottle by Mikko Maakkonen for Nude

Competition: win a Malt Whisky Tall bottle by Mikko Laakkonen for Nude

Dezeen promotion: in our latest competition, Dezeen has partnered with glassware brand Nude to give away three whiskey bottles from its Malt collection.

This competition has now closed. 

Working in collaboration with Finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen, Nude has redesigned the traditional whiskey carafe into a slender, minimalist form for the Malt Whisky Tall bottle.

Three winners will receive one Malt Whisky Tall bottle each, along with an accompanying wooden tray.

Laakkonen is known for his use of rounded shapes and simplified geometry in furniture design. He has translated these characteristics into the curved, glass whiskey bottle.

The carafe is 25 centimetre tall and has a capacity of 1.05 litres. It has a short neck and broad top, which tapers slightly towards the base. A black stopper is corked at the lip.

Malt Whisky Tall handmade glass bottle by Mikko Maakkonen for Nude
Nude's Malt Whisky carafe comes with an accompanying wooden tray

The bottle is handmade by master glassblowers using Nude's lead-free crystal. The lead-free material is highly durable without sacrificing shine or quality.

Due to its strength, the brand said the material helps produce "gossamer-thin" glassware and the clear, crystalline finish can reflect light to add resonance to the surface.

"Crystalline glass captures the light, delivering sparkling clarity, bringing out the full colours and textures of the best wines, champagnes and liquors," said Nude.

Part of the Malt collection, the Malt Whisky Tall carafe is paired with a smooth, black, wooden tray that chimes with the bottle's minimalist look and matches the colour of the stopper.

The tray has a circular indentation on one side that is designed for the bottle to sit on, and the tray itself rests on two vertical slats on its base.

Malt Whisky Tall handmade glass bottle by Mikko Maakkonen for Nude
Finnish designer Mikko Laakkonen has produced a minimalist take on a traditional carafe

Nude is based in Istanbul and aims to produce glassware that is simple and refined, with a focus on function.

"We live in a confusing world; too many choices, too many products, too much 'noise'," said the company. "Nude believes less is more and that form is best when it meets function."

As well as the Tall bottle, other products in the Malt collection are also designed by Laakkonen. The glass bottle is also available in a classic, wider shape.

Both can be paired with whiskey glasses from the same range, which are available to buy online.

Competition closes 8 January 2020. Three winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and his or her names will be published at the top of this page.