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!
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.