The 'Balance Pipe' Applies Design Principles to Cannabis Culture

By: Joey Haar - Aug 3, 2016
References: shop-tetra & dezeen
The efficient 'Balance Pipe' designed by Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based Jamie Wolfond brings a decidedly different look to cannabis culture. With its minimalist asymmetrical shape and simple blue hue, it drastically departs from the curvaceous, psychedelic-colored glass of a typical marijuana pipe. Functionally, the Balance Pipe has as much or more to offer than its traditional rivals.

Made from lab-quality borosilicate glass, the Balance Pipe conducts very little heat, meaning that smokers can freely touch the pipe, even while its contents are lit. The flat base allows it to rest on surfaces without risk of spilling and the asymmetrical stem doubles as both a mouthpiece and a carb.

As cannabis gains more support for legalization in states and countries around the world, it will no longer conform to a homogeneous subculture. The Balance Pipe shows that smokers can be design-focused while they partake in their drug of choice.