Jar Tops by Jorre van Ast



Jar Tops, a student project by designer Jorre van Ast of OKAYstudio, have been put into production by Dutch kitchenware manufacturers Royal VKB. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.


The collection consists of a range of tops that screw onto reused jars, turning them into containers, jugs, shakers and more.


The set includes adaptations for a sugar pot, milk jug, chocolate sprinkler, oil & vinegar set and a water jug.


Van Ast explains, "By screwing on plastic tops, these readily available jars are turned into vessels with a specific function. A generic jar is transformed into kitchenware, creating more practical and emotional value."


Van Ast originally showed the collection as part of his graduation show at the Royal College of Art in London in 2006.





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  • http://www.danielbrowns.com Daniel Brown

    Has this been done before? If not this is pure 100% genius.

  • Ian

    maybe you saw it here;

    “Van Ast originally showed the collection as part of his graduation show at the Royal College of Art in London in 2006.”

    I remember seeing these too. They seem to have lost some of their personality, perhaps just from the change from color to black.

  • http://www.sunghwajang.org sammy

    that is very smart item
    I love it and will buy that

  • desky

    a very “real life” product, i say yes !

  • http://www.nilsvik.com nils vik

    love it.
    smart and useful.

  • Vince B

    Great job! Smart design and giving new life to the object.

  • Niels van Hassel


  • Arch

    wickedly sleek!

  • Anna Sorrell

    Very Cool, would love to buy some. And I love them in black!

  • leandro locsin

    perfection ! i hope architecture can be like this, smart clever and good.

  • http://eloy-argentina.blogspot.com eloy

    este tipo me agrada… pero Tang ya lo habia inventado antes, aca en argentina

  • Carlos

    y donde en argentina?

  • maria

    yo vivo en argentina pero no he visto nunca este tipo!