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Best upcycle: nendo for coca-cola.

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By now we’re all familiar with the array of lovely, upcycled wine bottles cut and repurposed as vases, carafes, decanters, etc. Japanese design powerhouse, Nendo, took the idea one step further with their recent collaboration with , which they debuted a few days ago at .

The five-piece dishware set is handblown in northern from recycled glass bottles. Though the glass isn’t cut from larger bottles, the design of the dishes mimics that cut mark and also references the bottle’s shape, with the circle of dimples on the bottom. We’re not soda drinkers, but we love the glass’ greenish hue and the way it looks on a table, as well as the slight imperfections that come with handmade objects, like the air bubbles.

images courtesy designboom

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