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The ubiquitous ‘glass bottle’ is being cleverly transformed into beautiful vases by Dutch designer Klaas Kuiken. In this distinctive process, the first wraps a wire around a bottle, then heats the entire bottle up. When at the correct temperature, the bottle is slowly inflated using an air compressor into the amazing sculptural forms that you see here!

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To create the uniqueness to such an everyday item, Kuiken had to invent his own glass-blowing system with adapted compressor and oven. After thousands of attempts, the designer incrementally arrived at the right process, a process that yielded diverse and intriguing forms for these quirky objects.

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Currently, Kuiken’s collection – which can be seen at the London Design Festival – has seventeen varieties. For interested parties, the bottles can also be purchased online.

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