Glass is a material that we easily take for granted, but we couldn’t do without. Have you ever thought about how many objects are made using glass? The material has many different uses like practical, technological, and decorative usage. You can find glass in so may products and places, just too many to mention. Glass is reflective of light and transparent. By cutting and polishing it can be used to make optical lenses, prisms, fine glassware, and optical fibers for high speed data transmission by light. Besides being transparent it’s, although brittle, also very durable. Just look at those very old stained glass windows. Because the material can be easily formed or moulded into any shape, and also because it’s a sterile product, glass is used to produce bowls, vases, bottles, jars and drinking glasses. Anyway, a world without glass is very hard to imagine.
Bottle Pendant shows simplicity
Usually glass gets recycled after it’s been thrown away in a glass container. But there’s always a better way than recycling and that’s of course upcycling.
And one of the designers that uses glass in his upcycle design is Max Ashford, product/industrial designer from Falmouth | United Kingdom.
You might know him from an incredible upcycle piece called Quercus. One of the more popular designs here on upcycleDZINE.
And now I’m showing you another lighting design by Max called Bottle Pendant. Maybe Max thought that ‘less is more’, I don’t know. One thing I do know is that this is definitely a very nice and simple pendant. The blue electric cord in the cork gives the design a nice touch. Just looking at these lights hanging in midair makes me feel at ease.
Photos © Max Ashford
The Bottle Pendant lights are constructed of discarded bottles. Max Ashford: “These lights emit a warming glow around the shade whilst producing a focused spot below.”
If you like this Bottle Pendant light than you should really take a look at Quercus, the other design by Max Ashford using a discarded bottle.