British designer Peter Saville has just released a series of glassware for the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. Taking inspiration from both of the museum's subjects, the set of three vases are an homage to Manchester as a whole.
The shapes of the three pieces of glassware draw clear connections to scientific equipment, looking alternately like a volumetric flask, a graduated cylinder, and an Erlenmeyer flask. The flasks also have an etched pattern of diagonal lines, a reference to Manchester's industrial history.
The diagonal stripes are the same pattern that is used on hazard road markings -- a pattern that Manchester locals are highly familiar with. Further, legendary Manchester nightclub 'La Hacienda' has famously appropriated the pattern for its dance floor.