Laura Jungmann Creates Upcycled Glass Receptacles

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 11, 2014
References: laurajungmann.de & dezeen
Designer Laura Jungmann has teamed up with glassmaker Cornelius RĂ©er to transform upcycled glass into sculptural vessels, such as geometric candle holders, vases, decanters and carafes.

The duo took existing glassware (such as beer and wine bottles) and upcycled it using conventional glassblowing techniques. Jungmann clarifies that the practice is not merely a recycling procedure; rather, it increases the worth of a low-quality industrial object. She explains, "By transforming a mass-produced bottle into a new product, like a water or wine carafe, these disposable products increase in value and you extend their lifetime."

The collection is a natural progression for Jungmann, whose Product Design Diploma 'Same, Same. But Different' was a series of reformed glass waste products. The collection was featured in Milan's Largo Clausio Treves 5.