Melt by Agnieszka Bar


Polish Design Season: designer Agnieszka Bar has created a range of bottles with collapsed bases.

The bottles are hand-made from glass.

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Here's some test from Bar:



Borosilicone glass, cork

Elegant container for liquids: water, olive oil, vinegar.

The subtle bottle's line has deformed in the bottom part with high temperature. Object showed an essence of the glass matter. Handmade bottle from borosilicone glass.


Posted on Thursday October 22nd 2009 at 5:01 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • So, I was drinking from this bottle in a fashionable little cafe in Paris, and then all of a sudden I realised that my smoldering good looks had melted the bottle I was drinking from. When I started bragging to the waiter he quickly brought me a new bottle, thinking I was complaining and pointed to the pre-constructed melt. I was devastated…

  • rysio

    i like this.

  • bodkin

    they are just bottles with melted bases. i did the same with a whole load of clear plastic soft drink bottles several years ago. next!

  • El Zebra

    RE: bodkin

    the language of glass is much stronger than plastic. sorry.
    these are beautiful.

  • jason

    It would be difficult or impossible to clean these! Maybe they’ve designed a melted bottle-brush?

  • I’m with bodkin and jason. these maybe could fly as an some artistic hub-bub but it really only looks like the rejects off the assembly line.

  • Armin

    Non-industrial design thinking.
    Look —> Ross Lovegrove plastic bottle.

  • I remember seeing these years ago in Copenhagen.

  • RJC

    yeah, wants to be lovegrove

  • i echo jason’s comment about cleaning these bottles! if its for pouring oil / vinegar, doesnt it need a better spout? struggling to see the ‘elegance’ in these.

  • have you checked out the work of marie retpen..
    she graduated at rca london l2008 with very similar work with her Melt Down

  • Brilliant.

  • Can´t you just see pass the function and see the irony and beauty in the simplicity? I think its beautiful. And yes I agree with you El Zebra. Glass is much stronger, and also a more challenging material to work with.
    I am having a glas workshop now, and its hard to make something random and broken with purpose look good.