Upcycling can give a lot of products a new, and sometimes even a second, life. Rubber tires, backpacks, wooden boxes, piggy banks, t-shirts and pillowcases are all valuable resources that may well be useful even after they have reached the end of their intended use. Old glass bottles offer an exceptionally wide range of ways to upcycle them: Mineral water and beer bottles can be turned into unique, handmade items with a new aesthetic and function.
SAMESAME: DESIGNER PIECES MADE OUT OF GLASS BOTTLES
At Cornelius Réer’s glass workshop in Karlsruhe, Germany, used glass beverage bottles are turned into unique items. Whilst the packaging always remains recognisable as such, it is given a new aesthetic and functional purpose. Conventional glass bottles mass-produced in Europe for water, wines and beer are used to create new, handmade products. SAMESAME is more than just the name of this series of objects; it also summarises the concept: The material may be the same, however, the processing is very different.