“TranSglass” Candleholder with Original Box

Object Name: 
“TranSglass” Candleholder with Original Box

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Object Name: 
“TranSglass” Candleholder with Original Box
Accession Number: 
2011.5.3
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 32.4 cm, Diam: 8.7 cm; (b) H: 38 cm, W: 11.1 cm, D: 11 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 2007
made in 2011
Web Description: 
This collection is part of Artecnica’s “Design with Conscience” Project, which is a program to manufacture products in accordance with humanitarian and environmentally friendly principles. Since 2002, Artecnica has invited well-known international designers to work with artisans in need around the world, assisting communities by invigorating local commerce. The TranSglass collection was launched in 2005. With the help of the nonprofit organization Aid to Artisans, Artecnica collaborated with Guatemalan craftsmen to produce Emma Woffenden and Tord Boontje’s designs for recycled glass. Taking the humble empty wine bottle as their point of departure, Woffenden and Boontje have devised a range of creative table wares using basic cold-working techniques.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Artecnica, Source
2011-06-01
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
tranSglass
inscription
Stamped (a) on wall of body near base
Primary Description: 
(a) Recycled post-consumer green and olive glass wine bottles; cut, acid-etched. Top portions of cylindrical green and olive glass wine bottles joined together at rims with colorless glass wafer to form a single candleholder; acid-etched to produce matte finish. (b) Cardboard box with black and red printed inscriptions.