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Champagne Object

This device plays with the line between anticipation and tedium by allowing the bottle to determine its own moment of release, using gravity.
A champagne bottle is clamped by its cork and sits on a trap door which is only held in place by a piece of firework fuse. Once the fuse is lit the trap door drops and the weight of the bottle determines when the cork disengages, releasing the bottle from its clamp.

Champagne Date from Simon Cordery on Vimeo.

Champagne Suspension from Simon Cordery on Vimeo.

an early prototype:

The Champagne Moment from Simon Cordery on Vimeo.