If Japanese born, Italian-based designer Sono Mocci had lived in Italy during the 15th century he would have given Leonard da’Vinci some stiff competition as the ultimate Renaissance Man. Mocci’s creative designs are innovative, artistic and just plain brillant like his Ivy Bike Lock and PC Digital Skin .
Inspired by the first modern-style thermometer invented by Ferdinando II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (circa 1654), Mocci re-thinks the concept with an innovative temperature measurement device that replaces mercury with red wine (liquid) . The Linea Rouge thermometer uses a circular column of red wine instead of mercury to measure the temperature through the rise and fall of the wine (alcohol) in the glass tube.
Mocci surely would have found favor in the Medici court.