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TRANSGLASS Recycled Glass Tableware
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 13, 2006 @ 4:14 pm In Decorative Objects,Green Home decor,Recycled Materials | 7 Comments
TranSglass  is one of our favorite recycled-design projects of all time. Contradicting the old notion that recycling in design equals handicrafts made from buttons and popsickle sticks – the TranSglass  project proves once and for all that the efficient reuse of waste materials can go hand in hand with haute design.
Designers Tord Boontje  and Emma Woffenden  have created a gorgeous line of tableware from recycled wine and beer bottles from the restaurant industry. Tumblers, vases, and carafes are all fashioned through collecting, cleaning and re-cutting old glassware into new shapes.
Best of all, although TranSglass  is already recognized world wide as a design classic, its Guatemalan fair-trade manufacturing process allows the glassware to be produced at a low cost, keeping retail prices surprising affordable. So even though TranSglass is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, you can still purchase some of your own for under $30 — and know that your money is supporting independent artisans in Guatemala. Eco-friendly, fair-trade, beautiful, and affordable — could it get any better than this? We don’t think so.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/home.php?merchant=re:modern
 TranSglass: http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=121
 Tord Boontje: http://designmuseum.org/design/index.php?id=55
 Emma Woffenden: http://www.bmgallery.co.uk/woffenden/woffenden.htm
 TranSglass: http://www.branchhome.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=120
 + Tord Boontje: http://www.tordboontje.com/
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