RE-think + RE-cycle

candle holders

candle holders by marius urbanavicius from lithuania

designer's own words:

My idea of creating these candle-holders was to use the disposed bottles as a material to create a design with new aesthetic form and function. These candle-holders are made of simple empty glass bottles. The bottom of a bottle is cut away and heated in a furnace at the temperature of 800 degrees Centigrade. As the glass reaches a certain temperature it starts to melt and thus shuts down the inner cavity with its own weight. The inner-air expands and automatically blows each candle-holder. The process cannot be controlled absolutely, therefore, each separate candle-holder varies. Bottles of different colour and parameter can be used for production.

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  • Can these be heated in a kiln? Is there danger of the glass shattering due to the trapped air inside?

    Glass gal
    Jun 27, 2015

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