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edible sugar glasses by fernando laposse
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feb 10, 2013
edible sugar glasses by fernando laposse


edible sugar glasses by fernando laposse

 

 

 

using a combination of kitchen crafts and basic industrial manufacturing processes, the ‘edible sugar glasses’ by mexican designer fernando laposse
implement the use of 100% roto-moulded melted sugar drinking vessels. taking form influences from murano glass art and cinema break away glass props.
you swirl the glass and in a dramatic gesture — reminiscent of enjoying fine liquor, the glass starts to slowly dissolve, to progressively render the content sweeter.

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
the object dissolves into a lollipop

 

 


the process of making a sugar glass

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
sugar glass detail

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
‘edible sugar glasses’ by fernando laposse

 

 


sugar glass meltdown

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
an earlier version had a mash support for the sugar glasses

 

 

during the research, the models were refined — from the first model which used a lollypop, to the second which uses a copper mesh holder,
to the third and final model which is completely made out of sugar.
I have also designed cocktails especially to go with the glasses for instance, what would be a mojito minus soda and sugar,
the result is a very strong and bitter cocktail which gets its sweetness from the glass.
‘  fernando laposse says.

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
pouring liquor into vessels

 

 

one of the main challenges of the project was to preserve the glasses long enough in order to make big batches (around 300 glasses in 4 days)
and to be transported and shipped to planned events.

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
process

 

 

to assure this the designer created a packaging which could shield the glass form humidity. by creating a protective bubble around it
(image above), he found out that this solution helps to preserve the glasses in good conditions for up to 6 weeks.

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
silicone rotation mould

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
a visual sequence of actions needed to create the sugar glasses

 

 

fernando laposse edible sugar glasses
paper prototypes of various glass typologies

 

the work is part of an exhibition ‘the food project. the shape of taste‘ curated by beppe finessi at the MaRT/ museo di arte moderna e contemporanea
di trento e rovereto. the show presents the art of industrial projects and experimental design applied to food. open to public from february 9 to june 2, 2013.

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