hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection
 

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

developed in collaboration with taiwanese glass recycling factory, spring pool glass, hsiang han design presents the mozhu glassware collection. inspired by the organic form of bamboo and oriental bamboo ink wash painting, the project uses artisanal craftsmanship to create a modern home decoration.

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

all images courtesy of hsiang han design

 

 

the project began by researching glass production and how it can be recycled during the process. together with spring pool glass, hsiang han focused on creating a product that is not only functional but also expresses an innate charm, and in particular, the organic aesthetic of bamboo stalks. 

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

 

 

mozhu is made by blowing glass. during production, the artisans need to blow two identical pieces at the same time, and then join them together. the pressing force and movement for the joint reproduce the organic form of bamboo, while the varying thickness of the colored glass creates the beautiful ‘ink gradient’ visual effect. the whole process requires a good level of experience, temperature and timing control abilities and a high level of understanding between artisans. at the end of the process, by cutting at different heights, the team can produce multi-functional containers, while the residual material from the cut can be 100% recycled as material for the next production.

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

 

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

the pieces are made by glass blow molding

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

the whole process requires experience, temperature and timing control abilities, and a high level of understanding between artisans

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

artisans need to blow two identical pieces at the same time, and then join these two pieces together

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

the pressing force and movement for the joint create the organic form of the bamboo

 

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

by cutting at different heights, the team create multi-functional containers

hsiang han recreates the organic form of bamboo in mozhu glassware collection

the residual material from the cut can be 100% recycled as material for next production

 

 

project info:

 

project name: mozhu

design: hsiang han design

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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