Glass is a material so close to nature because it’s made by melting together several minerals at very high temperatures. Sand [Silica] is the main ingredient, this is combined with soda ash and limestone and finally melted in a furnace at temperatures of 1700°C. In our everyday life one can’t imagine a world without glass.
Take a minute and look around you to see what items are using or are made out of glass. That’s why there’s also a lot of glass thrown away and recycled. But there’s always a better way than recycling and that’s, yes you might have guessed it, upcycling. And one of the companies that’s leading in upcycle design using glass is Lucirmás.
From glass bottle to a stylish ecological statement
This company, based in Barcelona | Spain, was founded in 2006 by Italian designer Lucia Bruni. Lucirmás has been featured several times here on upcycleDZINE with it’s original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass. This time it’s a design called ‘Pure-Bottle‘ by Lucia Bruni.
“It’s a fully recycled and recyclable table set which consists of a glass, lantern and spoon, perfect to complement any dining occasion. Each table set is made from a single recycled wine bottle which has been cut in two positions, giving new life and value to the object. The lanterns provide wind protection for candles while creating a warm ambience perfect for restaurants, cafes or home settings. The glasses are simple yet durable, while making a strong ecological statement. The spoons are functional and versatile; perfect for presenting food in a restaurant, serving a salad or eating your breakfast cereal.”
Photos © Lucirmás
Lucia Bruni: “I new what I wanted to do after studying design. But designing is not just a matter of aesthetics. It is a task of responsibility as much as producing is. I love objects that are companions and witnesses of our daily lives. I appreciate useful and functional products which try to create an emotional bond with the user. Because I believe that this is a way to give more life to the objects.”
I think Lucirmás [Facebook] does a great job in producing sustainable glass products that tell a story and proves upcycle design can be simple, yet functional and very stylish.