“TranSglass” Long Stem Vase with Original Box

Object Name: 
“TranSglass” Long Stem Vase with Original Box

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Object Name: 
“TranSglass” Long Stem Vase with Original Box
Accession Number: 
2011.5.9
Dimensions: 
(a) H: 46.3 cm, Diam: 9.2 cm; (b) H: 51.4 cm, W: 11.1 cm, D: 10.8 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
designed in 2007
made in 2010
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
2011-06-13
Inscription: 
tranSglass TM ©2005 ArTecnica ® / design by Tord Boontje / and Emma Woffenden
inscription
Stamped (a) on base
75 cl 3 90 mm A 27
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Pressed (a) around base
tranSglass
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Stamped (a) on wall of body near base
Primary Description: 
(a) Recycled post-consumer olive-brown and green glass wine bottles; cut, fused, acid-etched. Vase consisting of a cylindrical olive-brown glass wine bottle with top of neck removed and fused to upside-down green wine bottle with body cut at a diagonal to form mouth of vase. Exterior surface acid etched to produce matte finish. (b) Cardboard box with black and red printed inscriptions.