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By now we’re all familiar with the array of lovely, upcycled glass 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 Coca-Cola, which they debuted a few days ago at Design Tide Tokyo.
The five-piece dishware set is handblown in northern Japan from recycled glass Coke 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.
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Masters of Design 2009 selections from Fast Company, announced late last week.
The masters: David Butler, head of design strategy at Coke; David Adjaye, architect of new National Museum for African-American History; Lisa Strausfeld, partner at Pentagram; Alberto Alessi, lead of design company Alessi; and David Rockwell, of Rockwell Group.
The articles feature stories, bios and a ton of supplemental media about the designers, their work and
[ via fastcompany ]
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