Dimensions | Ø 11cm x 15cm
Weight: 350 gr approx
"Common Sands" Vase" | mouth-blown objects, using waste glass
design by Studio Plastique / Belgium
Mouth-blown in wooden mould, the vase made of fridge glass is benefiting from shorter melting time that aims to increase the bubbles consistency within the material and give the object a wonderful opaque appearance.
Common Sands is a collection of decorative and functional homeware products made from waste-glass components of discarded household appliances such as fridges, microwaves and scales and is the result of intensive collaborations with experts and craftsmen, leading to the development of new methods and ultimately new perspectives for those local resources of global heritage.
Glass components in household appliances have inconsistent properties that renders it undesirable by the glass industry aiming for consistent results. The varying properties are due to features such as metal oxide coating, coloured glass and or varying glass composition but as glass is chemically inert, it is safe to re-use even for food-related purposes.
These same properties are on the contrary seen as added value by Studio Plastique. Their design and production aims to explore and celebrate the unique qualities of this unexploited resource and by laser engraving each object the studio indicates its origin, location and date of transformation in order to establish an informed relationship between resource, transformation and user.