Coca-Cola Bottles into Nendo Tableware

View all 17 Photos

The Nendo collaboration with world brand Coca-Cola is both forwards thinking and backwards looking. A touchstone of 20th century design, these bottles are receiving a whole second life as blown glass tableware. By re-sculpting the now iconic Earl R. Deal contour bottle, Nendo’s imaginative concept is both modern and reassuringly familiar.

Debuted at Designtide Tokyo 2012, this “bottle ware” series consists of five dishes and bowls that are made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles. As each piece is individually handcrafted, the Japanese aesthetic principle of Wabi-sabi, or transience of imperfection is preserved within the greenish-colored hue of the glass. Additionally, distinctive care was taken to maintain the ring of dimples and the stamped Coca-Cola logo on the bottom of all the glassware – subtly recalling the original incarnation of each piece. Produced in the Aomori Prefecture in Japan, this collection exemplifies a growing trend in modern design to reincorporate the past into the present, and transform the commonplace into the singular.

via

    string(4) "Cory"

Cory

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.

Tags: , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Una Vase Series

    A minimalist vase collection inspired by water. Believing that vases should not eclipse the beauty…

  • The OVO Lounge Chair

    A stylish and sustainably made armchair designed with wider armrests and an extra-spacious seat. Designed…

  • Minimalist Diapal Kitchen

    A clean and ultra-minimalist kitchen design. Based in Jabbeke, Belgium, Diapal is an interior design…

  • The Albeo Table

    An elegant indoor/outdoor table made from marble and concrete. Founded in 1939, Retegui produces marble…

Take me there

  • Casa Morelli

    A modern retreat built within a restored 16th-century farmhouse in Tuscany. Located in Radda, in…

  • Kalesma Mykonos

    A high-end, modern hotel inspired by traditional architecture from Mykonos, Greece. Located on Mykonos, in…

  • Villa Icaria

    A relaxing retreat built among pine and oak trees on the banks of the Tagus…

loader