This design project is in cooperation with Taiwanese recycle glass factory - Spring Pool Glass. After researched the glass production and recycle process, we focus the design to apply craft technology and characteristics of glass itself, in order to create a product which is not only functional but expresses also the charm of the glass.
The inspiration comes from oriental bamboo ink wash painting. We use craft technology and characteristics of glass to express the oriental aesthetics figured in bamboo’s form and ink gradient color, transforming all this into a modern home decoration.
MOZHU is made by blowing glass. During production process, artisans need to blow two identical pieces at the same time, and then join these two pieces together. The pressing force and movement for the joint create the organic form of the bamboo; the different thickness of colored glass creates the beautiful visual effect as ink gradient. The whole process requires mature experiences, temperature and timing control abilities and highly understanding between artisans. At the end, by cutting at different heights, we create multifunctional containers. The residual material from the cut can be 100% recycled as material for next production.
Technology Mold-Blown Glass
Material Recycled Glass