"TranSglass" Cut Vase with Original Box

Object Name: 
"TranSglass" Cut Vase with Original Box

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Object Name: 
"TranSglass" Cut Vase with Original Box
Accession Number: 
2011.5.6
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 27.1 cm, Diam: 8.8 cm; (b) H: 33.4 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
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Technique: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
tranSglass
inscription
Stamped (a) on wall of body near base
FREIXENET / F O 04
inscription
Pressed (a) on base
ArTecnica ® / design by Tord Boontje / and Emma Woffenden
inscription
Stamped (a) on base
Primary Description: 
(a) Recycled post-consumer brown glass wine bottle; cut, acid-etched. Body of brown wine bottle with two large teardrop-shaped notches cut in each side forming mouth of vase. Exterior surface acid etched to produce matte finish. (b) Cardboard box with black and red printed inscriptions.