"TranSglass" Tumbler

Object Name: 
"TranSglass" Tumbler

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Object Name: 
"TranSglass" Tumbler
Accession Number: 
2006.5.1 C
Overall H: 9 cm, Diam: 6.2 cm
Not on Display
designed in 1997
made in 2006
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.
Moss, Source
tranSglass tm c2005 Artecnica R design by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden
Enamel On underside of tumbler Enamel text in a circular pattern around the bottom of the tumbler.
Enamel On side of tumbler near seam.
Primary Description: 
"tranSglass" Tumbler. Translucent colorless glass (recycled). Recycled post-consumer wine bottle, cut, acid-etched. Cylindrical tumbler with matte surface.