Juuri by Sarah Böttger


Designer Sarah Böttger of Germany has created a series of containers made of glass components joined with plastic rings and disks.

Called Juuri, the project involved making three different blown-glass shapes, cutting them in eight places and joining them together different combinations.

The resulting series comprises six different vessels in blue, green and grey tones.

The text that follows is from Böttger:

Three shapes, eight cuts and six vessels - a set of glasses with many possibilities. Inspired by the manufacturing process of glass, they all go back to the same basic form – but via well positioned cuts they turn into six different vessels.

The combination of glass and flexible plastic gives the objects their functional qualities.

Both materials have their own characteristics.

The glass is transparent, fragile, shows reflections and gives the impression of changing its color once it is filled.

In contrast, the plastic is flexible, matte, robust and provides the necessary properties to make the object work well.

By means of a big lid, a small lid and a connecting ring, the forms can be used to combine functions.

Open or closed, big or small, grey or green, the vessels are diversified not only by their shapes but also by their colors.

They offer a variety of applications within different contexts left to the single user.

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Posted on Tuesday April 13th 2010 at 9:20 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

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  • mikko

    yeah, awesomeness!

  • Xit

    Looks good, but not sure that its usefull/functional

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  • Anton

    Wonderful mix and match idea. The joining ring is very clever, especially if it can seal liquids at the half way point like that.

    But I’d hate to accidentally pull off the top half of the container instead of taking the lid off and having my water all over me! Does it lock?

  • JeffK

    Really nice, and if they really are water tight, nailed it completely

  • Capstick

    I looooove this!

  • hayden


  • This seemst to work on all levels. cool colors.